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Urgent Changes to Overseas Investment Rules - protecting the national interest

Urgent Changes to Overseas Investment Rules - protecting the national interest
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The Overseas Investment (Urgent Measures) Amendment Act 2020 amends the Overseas Investment Act 2005 (the Act). The changes include a new “national interest” assessment, and a compulsory notification requirement for business transactions in which a controlling interest is being acquired, as a COVID-19 economic recovery measure, impacting a wider range of investors. The presenters will take a practical approach to help you identify where your clients’ activities are captured by the regime so that you are able to effectively provide them with robust advice.

The law changes are designed to balance the important role overseas investment will play in supporting New Zealand’s economic growth and recovery, while also seeking to ensure that this country’s interests are protected. This webinar will help you understand the implications of the changes.

Topics covered will include:

  • How investments covered by the Act can be made
  • What constitutes “sensitive assets”
  • A new “national interest” assessment
  • A temporary compulsory notification requirement when a controlling interest is acquired
  • How fewer low risk transactions will be screened
  • The stronger enforcement powers of the Overseas Investment Office.

Learning objectives

After this webinar you will:

  • Have an enhanced understanding of the changes and whether your clients’ activities are covered by the Act.
  • Be able to give your clients robust advice if their activities are covered.

Who should attend

Civil litigators, commercial lawyers and property practitioners will benefit from attending this webinar.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenters is available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you at a later date - we are currently unable to get any hard copies printed - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge

For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.


  • Nelson Curry, Senior Solicitor Overseas Investment Office, Wellington
  • Pedro Morgan, Principal Advisor, Overseas Investment Office, Wellington
  • Vanessa Horne, Group Manager, Overseas Investment Office, Wellington

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here


  • Webinar - 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • Registration closes - 3.00pm, Friday 17 June 2020

View PDF brochure and registration form here.

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Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

Since the webinar is available to registrants as an archive after the live presentation, there is no cancellation – we just transfer your user status as a registrant from the live presentation to a purchaser of the webinar package of recorded webinar, PowerPoints and booklet.

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