Rural Law Series: Overseas Investment in the Rural Context (On Demand)

Recorded Webinar 1 CPD Hr
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Overseas investment is often a contentious issue and never more so than in the rural sector. This On Demand webinar considers recent developments in overseas investment, looks at relevant case law and the particular issues that arise in the rural context and provides advice on how best to represent clients when dealing with the Overseas Investment Office.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn more about recent changes to the OIO’s operations, including revised application processes and templates, increased monitoring and enforcement of consent conditions, and good character developments.
  • Gain insights into judicial consideration of the Overseas Investment Act, including counterfactual requirements, application of the associate provisions and the treatment of certain interests in land.
  • Increase awareness of specific rural issues as they relate to overseas investment. 

Who should view?

Rural law practitioners and other practitioners who might advise on OIO matters generally

Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Phil Taylor
Tompkins Wake

Phil is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience. Phil provides strategic advice to clients within the corporate and commercial fields, specialising in mergers and acquisitions and complex corporate transactions.  Phil has a deep understanding of agribusiness and the food sector representing some of New Zealand's largest exporters.

Phil joined Tompkins Wake as a partner in 2006 and is the Chair of Tompkins Wake's Board of Partners.

Phil has international experience working for Australian law firm Gilbert + Tobin, and has overseen a number of overseas investment applications for significant offshore clients.

Campbell Stewart
Senior Associate
Tompkins Wake

Campbell is a specialist property lawyer at Tompkins Wake, with a focus on agribusiness, natural resources, trusts and asset planning, infrastructure projects and local government property.

Campbell regularly advises local and international clients on overseas investment, Crown minerals, and the emissions trading scheme and guides clients through property transactions, succession planning and wealth structuring.