Publications

We produce a range of articles, legal publications and resources on a wide range of legal subjects and hot topics critical to our clients needs. These include briefings on key legal issues, newsletters on practice areas and industry developments via the below headings.
Recap: Forestry planted after 1 January 1990 on land that was previously not in forest is eligible to be registered as post-1989 forest and to receive carbon credits (New Zealand Units or NZUs) for each year of growth and the carbon stored. It potentially offers a financial incentive to More »
On Wednesday last week (22 August 2018), the Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2018 ( Amendment Act ) became law. The new laws will come into force on or before 22 October 2018. As well as bringing “residential land” within the Overseas Investment Act, the Amendment Bill brings in More »
Currently, in New Zealand’s overseas investment regime, the only constant is change. The Select Committee’s report on the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill ( Amendment Bill ) was released yesterday, providing more detail on what the new residential land changes might look like. The More »
Late last week the Government introduced the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill into Parliament, the main focus of which is to bring “residential land” within the ambit of the Overseas Investment Act 2005, in accordance with previous Government announcements. The Bill is expected to be More »
On 5 October 2015, Trade Ministers of 12 Pacific-rim countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ( TPPA ) announced the formal conclusion of negotiations. The TPPA is a free trade agreement between New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, More »
The recent decision by Ministers Paula Bennett and Louise Upton to decline approval under the Overseas Investment Act 2005 ( Act ) for Pure 100 Farm Limited ( Pure 100 ) to purchase Lochinver Station has generated a significant amount of media commentary. Duncan Cotterill has considerable More »
New Zealand is open to the world, with an export-focused economy that presents many opportunities for international investors looking to grow their foreign business ventures and investments. We have produced a useful overview of issues to consider when doing business in New Zealand. This guide is a More »