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Familiarise yourself with Overseas Investment Act, lawyers told

19 December 2017

The Overseas Investment Office says lawyers acting for non-New Zealand citizens should fully familiarise themselve with the requirements of the Overseas Investment Act 2005.

In the latest issue of its newsletter The PeriOIOdical, the Office says it recently issued a warning to a legal practitioner (Russell Mawhinney) in relation to incorrect legal advice on the Act.

"We take this opportunity to remind practitioners when dealing with people who are not New Zealand citizens, who are buying land, to fully familiarise themselves with the requirements of the Act."

Last updated on the 16th September 2019