2019 Commercial Client Lunchtime Workshops

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Introduction

Our client workshops are designed to be a practical guide to commercial legal matters for non-lawyers.

The sessions are based on a round-table discussion led by senior lawyers and we target 6-10 attendees for each workshop.

 

18 JunePublic M&A – Takeovers/Schemes/Strategic Stakes

An overview of public M&A in New Zealand including:

  • When to use a Scheme vs a Takeover
  • Recent developments and Panel guidance
  • How to react as a target company or competing bidder
  • Strategic stakes in listed companies

30 July Contract Essentials – Tricks and Traps

A practical guide to contract law: what to accept, what to avoid and how to negotiate a good deal, including:

  • When is a contract legally binding?
  • When can a party terminate?
  • Tricks and traps to avoid
  • What are the consequences of breach?

20 August Buying and Selling a Business

An overview of the legal issues relevant to the sale or purchase of a business, including:

  • Tips for an effective and efficient process
  • Structure: Shares or Assets?
  • Due diligence: identifying risk and ensuring value
  • Managing risk and maximising value
  • Transfer of employees

17 September Joint Ventures/Shareholder Agreements

We will discuss our experiences establishing and working with joint ventures along with recent legal developments in the area, including:

  • Shareholder agreements
  • Limited partnerships
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Case law imposing fiduciary duties on parties to a joint venture

15 October Competition Law – Spot the Risks

An overview of how competition law applies to business and how to avoid becoming the subject of an investigation by the Commerce Commission and other enforcement action, including:

  • Arrangements that substantially lessen competition
  • Non-compete provisions
  • Cartel conduct – criminal sanctions
  • Dealing with competitors

 

Venue

Level 8, The Bayleys Building
36 Brandon Street, Wellington.

Time and Cost

Seminars are from 12:30pm to 2:00pm (Light lunch provided).
Cost is $75 (including GST) per person per seminar.

 

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2020 Employment Law Seminar Series

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14 April – Business Interruption Concerns 

  • Pandemic outbreaks
  • Earthquakes and natural disasters
  • General ill health
  • What are your options and obligations?

30 June – Employment Investigations 

  • When is the right time?
  • Who does them for you?
  • Managing the process
  • Managing employee expectations

2 September – Restructuring in the Workplace 

  • Where and when to start
  • The vexed issue of redeployment
  • Selection issues
  • Avoiding the common pitfalls

11 November – Employment Law – Year in Review 

  • An update on general trends
  • Comment on important cases
  • opportunity for open discussion

Venue
Quigg Partners Boardroom
Level 8, The Bayleys Building
36 Brandon Street (Corner Brandon Street and Lambton Quay)
Wellington

Time
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm (light lunch provided)

Cost
$75 (including GST) per seminar
Payment via cheque or direct credit to Quigg Partners Account No. 06-0501-0859155-00

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