2017 Corporate Law Wine & Wisdom Seminar Series

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11 AprilTakeovers Code – For Code/Listed Companies

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!

9 MayContract Law Issues for Commercial Managers

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 JuneBuying 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
  • Negotiating strategies
  • Managing risk and maximising value

11 JulyJoint Ventures/Strategic Alliances

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

8 AugustCapital Raising

An overview of legal issues arising from companies and directors seeking to raise capital, including:

  • Private placements
  • Venture capital investments
  • Private equity strategy – fund raising and exit strategy
  • Developments in securities law for public offers


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

Time and Cost

Seminars are from 4:30pm to 6:00pm (Wine and nibbles provided).
Cost is $75 (including GST) per person per seminar.


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