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New Zealand Trusts

Our trust expertise includes trust establishment, administration, review, restructure, and distribution.

Our specialists work closely with our tax experts where necessary to ensure that New Zealand trust structures are tax-efficient.

Advising on the Trusts Act 2019 changes

The Trusts Act 2019 comes into force on 30 January 2021 and will have a big impact on the administration of most trusts in New Zealand. Our trust specialists have created two easy-to-use guides below that cover the key features of the Act, and disclosure obligations.

Trusts Act 2019: key features for trustees and settlors

Trustee disclosure obligations under the Act

Charitable trusts

We have considerable expertise in the not-for-profit-sector and advise our clients on the establishment and administration of charitable trusts, charitable status, compliance with the Charities Act, and tax concession issues.

Trusts Act 2019 guides: our experts have created an easy-to-use guide below that covers the application of key features of the Trusts Act 2019 to charitable and other purpose trusts.

Trusts Act 2019: charitable trusts and other permitted purpose trusts