The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a pact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the United Kingdom militarily in both World Wars. New Zealand’s full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed in the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.

New Zealand is located in Oceania, southeast of Australia. It is a sovereign state that enjoys political and economic stability. There is a well developed legal system founded on English common law and equity. Trust law is therefore, supported by both statute and the decisions of the common law Courts. Although a high tax jurisdiction, New Zealand offers considerable attractions as a base for tax effective “foreign” trusts for settlors or grantors who are non-residents of New Zealand.

The jurisdiction has an excellent reputation and strong trust laws. Aspen Fiduciaries Limited provides trustee services from this choice jurisdictions. Trust management services are also available.

Please write us directly at to enquire about the many services that can be provided from New Zealand through Aspen Fiduciaries Limited.

Aspen Global Incorporations Limited assists in offshore company formation & international business structures; virtual offices, company management, and secretarial services. Formation and administration of trusts & foundations. We can assist in the development of efficient international tax planning. We make banking referrals; provide accounting & audit services, and more in New Zealand.

Schedule of fees available upon request.

Contact us today for New Zealand companies and trusts. We are located at Suite 2103, 21st Floor, Landmark South, 39 Yip Kan Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, S.A.R.

Tel: (852) 3175 8758

Fax: (852) 3175 8456