Author: Ora Trust

Ora was fully represented at a STEP conference held in Auckland, New Zealand earlier this year. Of most interest were discussions around the Clayton case, a matrimonial relationship property, which from observations has turned the spotlight on where New Zealand Trust law stands on some...

When millions of documents were leaked from an offshore Panama firm in “The Panama Papers”, asset protection came under scrutiny by readers and officials worldwide. While there are some offshore firms that do not have adequate policies and procedures in place to ensure compliance with...

Kia Orana from the Cook Islands, New Safety Video It’s not often that the Cook Islands play host to supermodels of the Sports Illustrated genre, but that’s what happened recently on the beautiful Island of Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. While it raised a storm of controversy...

As part of its long term strategy to grow the international financial services industry through new services and new client markets, the Parliament of the Cook Islands recently passed the Captive Insurance Act 2013. This Act follows the introduction of Foundations legislation in June 2012. The Minister responsible when...