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The Rise of Look Through Companies

For a pdf version of the infosheet, please click here. What is it? A Look-Through Company (‘LTC’) is similar to a traditional limited liability company, however its income and losses are treated differently for tax purposes. The tax structure of an LTC allows the company to transfer income and expenditure to its shareholders directly. In […]

FYI: Caution needed when attempting to assign insurance rights

We received the following notice from the Property Law Section/ NZ Law Society: 16 July 2012 As you know, the section wrote to Vero, IAG and Southern Response last week, to clarify the insurers’ approach to the assignment of claim entitlements in a property sale.  We are aware of an emerging practice where some insurers […]

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Fourth International Construction Law Conference

(MELBOURNE, 6 – 8 MAY 2012) FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION LAW CONFERENCE MELBOURNE, 6 – 8 MAY 2012 “CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION PREPARATION – PROTECTING THE PRINCIPAL WITHOUT BEING UNFAIR TO THE CONTRACTOR” DEREK S FIRTH COMMERCIAL BARRISTER, CHARTERED ARBITRATOR AND ADJUDICATOR AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND ABSTRACT Many project construction disputes have their origin in:  inadequate initial design; […]