Duties Act 1997 No 123
Current version for 28 October 2014 to date (accessed 22 November 2014 at 19:46)
Chapter 4Part 3Section 163

163   Maximisation of entitlements on distribution of property

(1)  This section applies to any calculation, for the purposes of this Chapter, of the entitlement of a person (the interested person) to participate in a distribution of the property of a landholder.
(2)  A calculation is to be made based, firstly, on a distribution carried out in accordance with the constitution of the landholder, and with any law relevant to the distribution, as in force at the time of distribution, and the entitlement of the interested person is to be evaluated accordingly.
(3)  Next, a calculation is to be made based on a distribution carried out after the interested person, and any other person whom the interested person has power to direct with respect to such a distribution or who is, in relation to the interested person, an associated person, had exercised all powers and discretions exercisable by them by reason of having acquired an interest in the landholder concerned:
(a)  to effect or compel an alteration to the constitution of the landholder, and
(b)  to vary the rights conferred by units or shares in the landholder, and
(c)  to effect or compel the substitution or replacement of units or shares in the landholder with other units or shares in it,
in such a manner as would maximise the value of the entitlement, and the entitlement of the interested person is to be evaluated accordingly.
(4)  The results obtained by an evaluation of the interested person’s entitlement in accordance with subsections (2) and (3) are then to be compared, and whichever evaluation results in a greater entitlement is the correct evaluation, for the purposes of this Chapter, of the entitlement, unless the Chief Commissioner, being satisfied that the application of this subsection in the particular case would be inequitable, determines otherwise.
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