Monthly Archives: August 2019

Anti-money laundering overview

The government has recently made changes to the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (the “Act”) to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing within various businesses and professions (including lawyers, accountants and real estate agents). The Act aims to enhance the reputation of New Zealand businesses and maintain the view that New

By |2020-03-19T16:09:24+13:00August 23rd, 2019|

How many directors need to sign?

Signing documents that bind a company to obligations and potential liability is a key aspect of being a director of a company. It is part of the role when a director is guiding and running the company. While shareholders are required to ratify major transactions and key decisions, day to day, the directors are in

By |2020-03-19T17:10:12+13:00August 19th, 2019|

Sole Trader and Limited Liability Company – liability compared

A sole trader is a common ownership structure that can be used to operate a small business. The main operator of the business may be one person, supported by a family member such as a spouse. Operating a business may be risky if the right asset protection and insurance is not in place to support

By |2020-03-19T16:25:06+13:00August 19th, 2019|

Overview of the new gun law changes

Following the Christchurch Terror Attack of March 15th 2019 changes to the gun laws in New Zealand have been made. The Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill came into force on 12th April 2019; which was rather swiftly by legislative standards. The aim of the Bill is to tighten gun control in New

By |2020-03-19T16:22:01+13:00August 19th, 2019|

What to know when building a house with a building company

Building a house can be a stressful, expensive and intimidating prospect for both new and experienced customers. As such, ensuring you are aware of not only your rights and obligations, but also those of the builder, is crucial. Prior to even hiring a builder, you should complete your own due diligence on: the builder, your

By |2020-03-19T16:15:27+13:00August 19th, 2019|
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