New Zealand’s overseas investment regime has been in the media spotlight in recent times. While lobbying organisations and political parties closely scrutinise the decisions of the Overseas Investment Office ( OIO ), those in the investment community have raised concerns that the regime is overly burdensome and time consuming. Against this background, there have been a number of changes in process and regulation, with further changes in the pipeline, aimed at ensuring the regime is fit for purpose. This article provides a brief overview of the regime and then looks at some of the recent and impending developments.
Removal of sanctions against Iran
Ian Gault , Partner and Andy Glenie , Senior Associate | Tuesday 25 August 2015
Since 2006, the international community led by the United Nations (UN) Security Council has imposed a range of sanctions against Iran in response to its nuclear development programme. 1
A leading New Zealand climate change lawyer is recommending the
substantive part of a review of New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme be held
until after a major international climate change conference scheduled for the
end of the year.