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Business Structuring

Business Structuring
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Business structuring requires practitioners to really know their clients and what structures will align with their needs in creating real value with tailored advice. In the current challenging and rapidly evolving environment it is more important than ever that you are able to provide your clients with effective advice. This seminar will assist with this process by providing a refresher on the comparative features of common corporate business structures and will have a practical focus in working through case studies in this area.

This seminar will include:

  • An overview of the key legal and tax features of the more common corporate legal structures; including questions to ask the client before recommending a structure
  • Discussion regarding the duties and responsibilities of the governors of the common legal structures (including directors in their role as directors of a corporate trustee and directors of a general partner company)
  • A case study examining innovations in structures for commercial activities where  participants have different tax profiles, including a particular focus on limited partnerships
  • Case study analysis of an incorporated joint venture and also an analysis of an unincorporated joint venture.

Learning objectives

By attending this seminar you will be able to:

  • Advise clients about the most appropriate structures for their enterprise, and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Understand the fundamentals and uses of limited partnerships.

Who should attend

All corporate and commercial lawyers, banking and finance lawyers, tax lawyers, general practitioners.


A short paper, in PDF format, together with a copy of the powerpoint presentation will be emailed out prior to the seminar.


  • 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Fee (incl GST)

In Short

  • $125 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $175 - Non-members
  • Live web stream group pricing available! Click here

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Live Web Stream 15 September
Auckland 15 September


Greer Fredricson WEB EDIT Greer Fredricson
Senior Associate, Chapman Tripp, Auckland

Greer is a senior associate in the Auckland office of Chapman Tripp. A corporate and commercial law specialist, she provides structuring and general commercial advice for a range of clients including iwi entities and charities. Greer advises clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters including general contracting, governance advice and structuring generally, with a particular emphasis on the use, documentation and establishment of limited partnerships.

Bevan Miles WEB EDIT Bevan Miles
Partner, Chapman Tripp, Auckland

Bevan leads Chapman Tripp’s National Tax practice. He advises on a wide range of tax matters, including restructuring, international transactions and transfer pricing, significant mergers and acquisitions (M&A), financing and capital raising transactions, tax disputes, and tax risk management. Bevan’s extensive financial services sector experience sees him regularly advising financial services businesses on tax rules applicable to banking, insurance, and investments/funds management (including PIE rules).

Cancellation and refund policy

If written notice of cancellation of a registration arrives before the day of the seminar we will refund the registration fee, less an administration fee of $40. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute - to correctly assign CPD credit, CLE must be notified in advance. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars if necessary.

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New Zealand