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The Tax Working Group’s Interim Report - A capital gains tax for New Zealand?

December 2018 - Tax. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčThe Tax Working Group has released its Interim Report on the Future of Tax. Amongst a number of other matters, the Interim Report describes two alternative methods for the implementation of a capital gains tax in New Zealand, which will be the subject of further consideration over the coming months. 

Privilege in regulatory investigations: UK Court of Appeal supports a broad approach

December 2018 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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Last week, the UK Court of Appeal released its much-anticipated judgment in ENRC v SFO[1], a decision with significant implications for the scope of legal professional privilege in the context of regulatory investigations.

Overseas Investment - review announced just as new regime comes into force

December 2018 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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Just days before amendments to New Zealand’s overseas investment regime take effect, the government has announced its intention to undertake a further review of the legislation.

New NZX Listing Rules in force from 1 January 2019

December 2018 - Corporate and commercial. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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NZX today published the final version of its updated listing rules. These new rules will take effect on 1 January 2019, subject to a six-month transition period.

Trans-Pacific Partnership trade benefits are coming

December 2018 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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Following several years of negotiations, and after the high-profile collapse of the original Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in 2017, the renamed ‚ÄúComprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership‚ÄĚ (CPTPP) has now met the required number of ratifications to come into force. This is due to occur on 30 December 2018. This will offer New Zealand businesses a range of opportunities they should plan for, including reduced tariffs on a number of key exports.‚Äč

CPTPP Agreement sparks further legislative change

December 2018 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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The Government has introduced further amendments to the Overseas Investment Regulations 2005 (the Regulations) to ensure New Zealand complies with its obligations under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (the CPTPP Agreement) and various other international agreements New Zealand is a party to.

What is the latest in privacy law reform?

November 2018 - Real estate. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill (the Bill) was passed yesterday after its third and final reading. It is likely to receive Royal assent this month. Once that occurs, the provisions of the Bill that limit the ability of overseas persons to purchase residential property in New Zealand and the changes in the regime governing overseas investments in forestry will officially become part of the Overseas Investment Act (the Act).

Residential land amendments mark new era in New Zealand’s overseas investment regime

November 2018 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčThe Overseas Investment Amendment Bill (the Bill) was passed yesterday after its third and final reading. It is likely to receive Royal assent this month. Once that occurs, the provisions of the Bill that limit the ability of overseas persons to purchase residential property in New Zealand and the changes in the regime governing overseas investments in forestry will officially become part of the Overseas Investment Act (the Act).

A fresh look at the recoverability of takeover expenses

The High Court has revisited the recoverability of a target company's expenses for the first time in more than 45 years. The case has important implications for future reimbursement disputes.

Insurance contract law reform back on the agenda for 2018

The Government announced on 6 March that it is undertaking a review of New Zealand's insurance contract law, and has released a terms of reference for the review here‚Äč‚Äč.

 

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