2018 Commercial Client Lunchtime Workshops

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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.


12 JunePublic M&A – Takeovers/Schemes

Public M&A in New Zealand has dramatically changed with a new approach to Schemes of Arrangement making Schemes a more attractive alternative structure.

This presentation will focus on practical guidance for those that might be involved in a takeover/scheme – don’t wait until a notice of offer is made/received – be prepared!

17 July Everyday Contracts – What to Watch For

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?

14 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

11 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

30 October Competition Law – How to Avoid the ComCom

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
  • Dealing with competitors



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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