Henry’s advisory practice encompasses family business succession planning, family trusts, foreign trusts, residency by investment, estate planning, relationship property agreements, superannuation, energy trusts and employee share schemes.
An expert in fiduciary risk management, FATCA/CRS and AML/CFT, he is retained by a number of financial institutions, energy trusts, law firms and accountancy firms to advise on these matters.
Henry’s also frequently involved in applications to court and disputes concerning trusts, and is a member of the Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners as well as co-author of the New Zealand Master Trusts Guide (2011, 3rd Edition, published by CCH).
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of trusts per capita in the world, but the law regarding trusts has been long overdue for an update. If you’re a trustee, there are some things you should know before changes come into force in 2021, writes Henry Brandts-Giesen.
People get into small business for a host of different reasons, but all eventually find cause to move on. Here are five exit strategies that any small business owner should consider long before it comes time to pull the pin.