Are you are a trustee, beneficiary or settlor of a trust or have an investment portfolio managed for you or are involved in a company that is handling money for clients?Read more
New Zealand has passed a law called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“the AML/CFT law” for short). The purpose of the law reflects New Zealand’s commitment to the international initiative to counter the impact that criminal activity has on people and economies within the global community.Read more
When purchasing a commercial property or business the purchaser faces the risk of undisclosed or unknown issues that can potentially be both costly and time consuming for the new business or property owner to resolve.Read more
A company’s Constitution and Shareholders Agreement are critical elements in commercial law. They communicate and document the company purpose, shareholder remuneration and other critical agreements.Read more
The recent earthquakes in Christchurch and Kaikoura have been a good wake up call for buying and selling commercial property.Read more
When starting up and running a business, planning how to exit that business may not be at the forefront of your mind.Read more
After many years of developing a business, the proprietors will inevitably arrive at a stage when they wish to plan an exit strategy which will maximise the value of their business to them for their retirement.Read more
Guides to the law
Here are links to the New Zealand Law Society law awareness pamphlets.
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