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Insight, news and updates from Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants, Auckland New Zealand. The views expressed here are the views of the author and should be discussed in further detail should an article be relevant to your individual circumstances.

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Portuguese tax and investment incentives

Posted by Greg Millar on December 9th, 2019.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Basic information about the Portuguese special tax regime for individuals and the Portuguese golden visa program, both popular programs in Europe. 
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Alliott NZ joins colleagues at 2019 worldwide conference

Posted by Greg Millar on November 4th, 2019.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Alliotts' Greg Millar and Vanessa Williams were among the 138 delegates from 78 independent accounting and law firms in 38 countries who were in attendance in Madrid for the 2019 Worldwide Conference of Alliott Group, the firm’s international alliance.

Alliott Group news - APAC Conference 2019

Posted by Vanessa Williams on August 7th, 2019.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Lawyers and accountants from 11 countries were represented at Alliott Group’s APAC Regional Conference in Shanghai from 17-18 June 2019.

PARTNER Q&A: Interview with María Zabala

Posted by Vanessa Williams on February 4th, 2019.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Alliott Group Worldwide Board Member and Deputy EMEA Chair Maria Zabala explains what motivates her, the best career advice she ever received, and just as importantly, what she does when not working.


Alliott Group Partner Q&A

Posted by Greg Millar on November 7th, 2018.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Worldwide Board Member and EMEA Chair Giorgio Marcolongo explains what motivates him, the best career advice he ever received and, just as importantly, what he does when he's not working.

Business performance excellence

Posted by Greg Millar on September 24th, 2018.      0 comments

Screenshot 2018-09-12 13What can we business owners learn from America's military fighter pilots? Read on to find out about this extraordinary training session at the Alliott Group Worldwide Conference in Vancouver.


Alliott Conference prepares members for battles of global business

Posted by Vanessa Williams on September 19th, 2018.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018Read our short report from the Alliott Group alliance's 2018 Worldwide Conference in Vancouver.

Top travel tips

Posted by Vanessa Williams on September 12th, 2018.      0 comments

Yountville Napa 5983-531Whilst topping up their professional development hours at the Alliott Group conference in Vancouver last month, Vanessa and Greg also took note of their glorious surrounds to create a travel log with their best tips if you ever find yourself in North America.

(Image: Yountville, Napa CA)

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Alliott Group Q&A with Jamie Towers

Posted by Vanessa Williams on September 5th, 2018.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Read the one thing Deputy Worldwide Chairman, Jamie Towers, can't live without and what shapes and motivates this Alliott Group mover and shaker across the Tasman.

Alliott Group law firm member appointed in Milan

Posted by Vanessa Williams on August 13th, 2018.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Law firm B4LEX Avvocati Associati (‘B4LEX’) has been appointed as Alliott Group’s law firm member in Milan, Italy.
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Four new firms join Alliott Group

Posted by Vanessa Williams on July 18th, 2018.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825 Alliott Group continues to grow with the appointment of four new member firms in the US, Oman, Singapore and Tunisia.

Alliott Group Asia Pacific Regional Conference

Posted by Greg Millar on June 12th, 2018.      0 comments

Osaka-2018-524 Alliott NZ recently attended the Asia Pacific Regional Conference of Alliott Group in Osaka Japan. Find out what we were up to in the region.

Spotlight on Colin Farmer, Alliott Group

Posted by Greg Millar on March 8th, 2018.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Name: Colin Farmer. Title: Worldwide Chairman. Association: Alliott Group. Accomplishments: Numerous.

We share Colin's views on the big industry players, emerging technologies and his vision for Alliott Group in the future.


Alliott NZ join leading firms at Alliott Group 2017 worldwide Sydney conference

Posted by Vanessa Williams on November 21st, 2017.      0 comments

BridgeClimb Dawn Climb Sydney Opera House-91 Representative(s) from Alliott NZ were in Sydney from 18-21 October to attend the 2017 Worldwide Conference of Alliott Group, one of the world’s leading international associations of independent professional services firms.

Alliott NZ is the association’s representative member firm in New Zealand.      

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Lyall Brown welcomes retirement in December

Posted by Greg Millar on November 4th, 2016.      0 comments


All the team at Alliott NZ heartily congratulate Lyall Brown on his forthcoming retirement and wish him and wife Lin all the very best. 

Alliott Group member businesses celebrated as game-changers

Posted by Greg Millar on March 21st, 2016.      0 comments

f1 alliot group GameChangers publication profiles Alliott Group as an alternative source of professional expertise for cross border business.

Alliott Group worldwide conference a great success!

Posted by Vanessa Williams on November 23rd, 2015.      0 comments

Greg and Vanessa with Alliott Group CEO James Hickey-8-167This year’s  Alliott  international conference for accounting and legal firms, held in New York, was blessed with  wonderful  autumn weather and a fantastic array of speakers and presentations.

Attendees travelled from the four corners of the globe to take part.


Alliott Group Conference 2015 - Cape Cod and beyond

Posted by Vanessa Williams on November 18th, 2015.      0 comments

Cape Cod National Seashore-91Recently Greg and I, accompanied by our spouses, attended the Alliott Group worldwide conference in New York. Afterwards we spent a week exploring Cape Cod.

Cape Cod conjures up images of luxury houses, beaches, lighthouses and white picket fences. I have to say it is all that and more.


Alliott Group jumps two places in Accountancy Age league table

Posted by Vanessa Williams on July 20th, 2015.      0 comments

0715 wwwAlliott Group ranked 13th by leading professional publication Accountancy Age in 2015 league table of International Associations and Alliances. 

More and more, businesses are dealing internationally from trading and using suppliers, through to entering overseas markets. Alliott Group member firms are ready to provide the support that business owners need, and this is reflected in the approach of the Group as a whole.