Clendons North Shore regularly publish response articles to recent New Zealand Law updates. Please review our commentary on New Zealand legal matters by selecting a month to review.

If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current law changes please contact us directly by emailing Louise Gardner - Louise.Gardner@clendons-ns.co.nz

October 2014

Brian Joyce, Principal of Clendons North Shore, provides an update on recent legislative changes including: • Companies Amendment Act 2014 - changes to director requirements • Association of South East Asian Nations - Australia - New Zealand Free Trade Area Protocol signed • Changes to Limited Partnerships Act 2008 from 1 September 2014

Read more

September 2014

September Law update – Photographic Copyright Damages

Read more

July 2014

Brian Joyce, Principal of Clendons North Shore, provides an update on recent legislative changes including: • Double taxation agreement with Vietnam • Changes to the Electronic Transaction Act • Currency swap facility with PBOC renewed • Company Registration Bill passed into law • Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 - key dates and effects

Read more

April 2014

Brian Joyce, Principal of Clendons North Shore, provides an update on recent legislative changes including:
• Commerce Commission sets guidelines for international information requests
• Integrated Australian and New Zealand patent applications on the way
• New Zealand Business Numbers introduced
• Changes to Financial Reporting Legislation

Read more

June 2013

Brian Joyce, Principal of Clendons North Shore, provides an update on recent legislative changes including:
• Financial Reporting Changes for Companies
• Enactment of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counterfeiting Regime
• New Taxation (Annual Rates, Foreign Superannuation, and Remedial Matters) Bill
• Superannuation: The Trans-Tasman Retirement Savings Portability Arrangement

Read more

July 2012

Brian Joyce, Principal of Clendons North Shore, provides an update on recent legislative changes including:
• Overseas investment regime - Crafar Farm Consent
• Financial Markets Authority (FMA) Releases Final guidance on Effective Disclosure
• Employment - Trial Periods
• Legislation - Dairy Industry Restructuring Act
• Government departments - Super Ministry
• I-Govt Logon Services

Read more

October 2012

Brian Joyce, Principal of Clendons North Shore, provides an update on recent legislative changes including:
• Proposed Changes to Taxation of Lease Inducement Payments
• New Zealand companies to be required to have a New Zealand director or agent
• Commerce Commission to pursue trans-Tasman cartel case
• Overseas investment regime – Crafar Farm – update

Read more

March 2011

Brian Joyce, Principal of Clendons North Shore, provides an update on recent legislative changes including:
• Overseas investment act – guidelines for foreign investment in sensitive assets
• Investment agreement – closer economic relations between Australia and New Zealand
• Employment issues -2011
• Transfer pricing focus – 2011
• Small bites – OCR- China free trade agreement- retail deposit guarantee scheme

Read more

August 2010

Brian Joyce, Principal of Clendons North Shore, provides an update on recent legislative changes including:
• Free Trade Agreement update
• NZ –Belgium double tax agreement amended
• Australia and New Zealand – memorandum of understanding (mou) – company tax rate
• Tax news – gst / repeal of gift duty on the table
• Going green – pine forests and emissions trading scheme
• Foreign firms earn higher returns on equity in New Zealand than New Zealand counterparts
• Employment law changes

Read more

March 2010

Brian Joyce, Principal of Clendons North Shore, provides an update on recent legislative changes including:
• Overseas investment office and Chinese bid for NZ dairy
• Free trade agreements - India & trans pacific partnership (“tpp”)
• Double Tax Agreements (“DTA’)
• Cartel criminalisation is a distinct possibility

Read more

November 2009

Brian Joyce, Principal of Clendons North Shore, provides an update on recent legislative changes including:
• Anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism act (“aml/cft”)
• District court rules changes - easier resolution of civil claims
• Record number of tax information exchange agreements signed over last year
• Update on free trade agreements
• New zealand-hong kong wine arrangement signed
• Clendons north shore - auckland chamber of commerce

Read more

September 2009

Brian Joyce, Principal of Clendons North Shore, provides an update on recent legislative changes including:
• NZ Free Trade Agreements
• New Zealand’s double taxation treaties
• Revisions of existing treaties

Read more

July 2009

Brian Joyce, Principal of Clendons North Shore, provides an update on recent legislative changes including:
• NZ Free Trade Agreements
• New Zealand’s double taxation treaties
• Revisions of existing treaties

Read more

April 2009

Brian Joyce, Principal of Clendons North Shore, provides an update on recent legislative changes including:
• Overseas investment act review
• Crown deposit guarantee scheme – New Zealand
• Wholesale guarantee facility
• Transfer pricing

Read more

July 2008

Brian Joyce, Principal of Clendons North Shore, provides an update on recent legislative changes including:
• New Zealand – participant in negotiations for an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (“ACTA”)
• Trans –tasman mutual recognition of securities offereings scheme (“MRSO”)
• Minority buy-out rights bill – awaiting second reading
• Update – on Free Trade Agreements

Read more

February 2008

Brian Joyce, Principal of Clendons North Shore, provides an update on recent legislative changes including:
• New Zealand is close to a free-trade agreement with China
• Climate change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill
• Arbitration – amendments to the act improve arbitration as a way of resolving commercial disputes
• Double taxation agreements – update on current developments

Read more