An overseas person is likely to require Overseas Investment Office (OIO) consent to purchase sensitive land in New Zealand. Current news articles often talk about overseas corporations acquiring large dairy farms and foreshore properties in controversial OIO applications. However, many ordinary properties like holiday homes and baches can also fall […] Read More›

Disputes are often resolved by way of settlement agreements entered into between the parties. On occasion, one of the parties try’s to claim that the settlement agreement did not cover all matters or try to renegotiate the terms of the settlement agreement. The High Court has recently applied some common sense […] Read More›

Buying or selling a property is more often than not a positive and rewarding experience. However, sometimes setbacks occur and seeing your lawyer in the very early stages can help you avoid or deal with these. You should contact your lawyer before starting the buying or selling process but definitely […] Read More›

The Companies Amendment Act 2014 (“Act”) recently made significant changes to the compliance requirements for directors. Many of those requirements have already been implemented. The third and final date of implementation is the 28th of October 2015. On this date, all New Zealand companies must have a director who lives […] Read More›