New Zealand

Find details about New Zealand's beneficial ownership transparency reforms

Records last updated: 12 February 2024

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  • At the 2016 UK Anti-Corruption Summit, New Zealand made a commitment to beneficial ownership disclosure. [12 May 2016] link to commitment
  • New Zealand has committed to introduce a bill proposing amendments to the Companies Act 1993 and the Limited Partnerships Act 2008, laying the groundwork for the introduction of a public central beneficial ownership register, by mid-2022. [22 March 2022] link to commitment
  • New Zealand included a commitment to create a public beneficial ownership register as part of its 2023-2024 Open Government Partnership National Action Plan [20 December 2022] link to commitment