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Anti-Money Laundering / Countering Financial Terrorism Legislation

From 1 July 2018 lawyers in New Zealand will fall under the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT).  The purpose of this law reflects New Zealand’s commitment to the international initiative to counter the impact that criminal activity has on people and economies within the global community.

Published on: 2/07/2018 | 

Unit Titles – Are You Properly Insured?

When a unit title is presented to the market for sale, any interested purchaser is likely to enquire about insurance. In this article, MDS Law Associate and property specialist, John Wright, considers some of those potential risks.

Published on: 5/07/2013 | 

Home Buyers Seminar – 10 July – Register now!

The Canterbury real estate market has changed dramatically since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Now more than ever buyers need to be well informed about the process of buying homes in such a challenging market.

MDS Law and ASB have combined to present some of the key areas that those new to the residential property market, those buying again or for investment need to know.

Published on: 20/06/2013 | 

The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan

The redevelopment of the central city of Christchurch is an opportunity unlikely to be seen again in several lifetimes. While the redevelopment project promises many exciting investment opportunities it also creates much uncertainty for affected land owners. In this article, the {mds} law team reviews the opportunities and what landowners and developers need to do now that the plan has been unveiled.

Published on: 10/09/2012 | 

Tax Update - Earthquake Depreciation Issues

In this article we discuss changes to existing tax laws relating to depreciation arising from the Canterbury Earthquake events.

Published on: 7/08/2012 | 

Proposing a change of use - watch out for the pitfalls

The Canterbury Earthquake Order 2011 is designed to assist displaced businesses find alternative accommodation without requirements to comply with the City or District Plans or normal resource processes. MDS Law Associate and property specialist, John Wright, discusses what to watch out for.

Published on: 7/08/2012 | 

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