Session 1: Stream A: Property Transactions and Leasing

Session ID: 183NZA05A
Date: Thursday, 15 March 2018
Time: 07:30am - 10:30am
Venue: Stamford Plaza Auckland, Ground Floor, 22 - 26 Albert St, Auckland

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Date: Thursday 15 March 2018
Time: 7.30am to 10.30am
Venue: Stamford Auckland, 22 - 26 Albert St Auckland

Attend and earn 3 CPD hours

Has March come around sooner than expected? Do you want to get all your CPD done in one day instead of scraping hours together bit by bit? If the answer to any of these questions is 'yes' this program is for you! Our highly anticipated 10 CPD Hours in One Day program is back again to deliver an easy, efficient, information packed day that will strengthen your practice in the year to come.

Chair: Joe Biddles, Partner, Thompson Blackie Biddles Limited

Changes to Rural Subdivisions Under the Auckland Unitary Plan

  • How rural subdivisions differ from residentially zoned subdivisions
    • The supply of utility services and water supply rights
    • Appropriate restrictive covenants for rural land including reverse sensitivity provisions
  • Transferable development rights
  • Lifting limitation on head title limited as to parcels

Presented by Glen Low, Partner, Franklin Law

Update on Commercial Leasing in a Seismic Country

  • OH&S issues
  • Impact on leases: using the new Building Code Standard
  • Impact on ongoing leases

Presented by Tim Rainey, Partner, Rainey Law

A Valuer's Perspective on Market Rent Review Clauses

  • The demise clause and identification of premises
  • Objective vs subjective rentals
  • Incentives
  • Hierarchy of rentals and evidence
  • Who owns what

Presented by Nigel Dean, Director, Colliers International

AML/CFT: 15 Weeks Out: Where Should You be Focusing?

  • Important areas of focus
    • Risk assessment and programme: sign off and implementation
    • Exception processes
    • Automation
    • Testing
    • GoAML: training and reporting
    • Gap identification
    • Modification
    • Getting staff ready
  • Prescribed Transaction Reporting: How is it working for phase 1 entities?
  • Issues: the black, the white and the grey
    • Privilege
    • Customer Due Diligence: a focus on timing
    • Verification exception (section 16(3))
    • Enhanced due diligence: What and when?
    • Impact of Ping An judgment
  • Latest from the DIA and FIU: review of all regulations and guidance released

Presented by Fiona Hall, Barrister and Solicitor; Specialist AML/CFT, Former Head of Compliance and AML Compliance

Learning Objectives:

  • Stay up to date with the Changes to Rural Subdivisions Under the Auckland Unitary Plan
  • Examine the impact of a seismic environment on commercial Leasing
  • Gain insights from a valuer on market rent review clauses
  • Receive a timely and critical update on AML/CFT

Chair: Joseph Biddles

Joe Biddles is a specialist commercial property and real estate lawyer and a director of boutique law firm Thompson Blackie Biddles. Prior to this Joe worked at Russell McVeagh and formerly was the New Zealand Legal Counsel of Lion. Joe acts for a number of corporate and institutional clients and his practice covers all areas of commercial property including acquisitions and disposals, commercial leasing, developments, joint ventures and overseas investments in New Zealand. In the current market, Joe is noticing a particular focus on development work, (both freehold subdivisions and unit title developments) and a renewed focus on, and interest in, acquisitions (from both domestic and overseas buyers/funds).

Glen Low

Glen Low is a partner of Franklin Law where he leads the commercial property team. His leadership of this team means he is responsible for ensuring the firm's high standards of legal services across the full range of commercial property matters. Glen gives regular public presentations on legal topics such as rural subdivisions, earthquake strengthening requirements, issues concerning methamphetamine contamination and other matters of concern to Franklin locals. In addition to his seminars, Glen has written numerous articles on legal matters and has co-authored the Lexis Nexus chapters on Partnerships and Joint Ventures with fellow Franklin Law Partner, Kevin House.

Tim Rainey

Tim Rainey is a specialist commercial litigator who was admitted to the bar in 1992. Since then, Tim has gained extensive experience in all aspects of commercial and civil litigation. He is a highly skilled litigator with over 16 years experience in trial and Appellate Courts and specialist tribunals throughout New Zealand, as well as extensive experience in conducting mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Tim formed Rainey Law in 2009 after several years as a Partner in one of New Zealand's leading commercial and construction litigation firms and prior to that, many years experience working for a specialist insurance litigation firm

Nigel Dean

Nigel Dean joined Colliers International NZ Limited in October 1989 when Colliers acquired the valuation business of Eyles Purdy and Company. Nigel was appointed to the position of Director of Valuation & Advisory Services. He has been continuously involved in valuation work since 1965, and a Registered Valuer since 1972. From 1965 to 1985 Nigel was employed by the then Government Valuation Department undertaking rating assessments and other statutory functions. Major current clients include: Westfield NZ Ltd, Russell McVeagh, McElroys Litigation Lawyers, Auckland International Airport Ltd ,Tainui Incorporation Ltd, ANZ Bank ,Tauranga City Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade. Nigel Regularly appears in front of the Land Valuation Tribunal, High Court and Environment Court, and is regularly an expert witness in property arbitrations for residential, commercial and industrial property. Nigel holds a Diploma in Urban Valuation, Auckland, is a fellow of the NZ Institute of Valuers and the Property Institute of New Zealand. He is an Associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and a Registered Valuer. 1Since 985 Nigel has been responsible for a wide range of consultancy and valuation assignments for all property asset classes, for initial public offering (IPO), acquisitions, trust valuations, mortgage, financial reporting, rental consultancy and negotiation, land compensation, litigation, insurance and development funding. In 2011 Nigel became project director when Colliers was appointed to undertake valuations for financial reporting and disposal for Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in 32 countries and of 84 properties worldwide. Colliers was reappointed in 2015 and has been appointed again for 2017. Properties are located in diverse areas and reporting is required for countries with mature markets and also countries with no markets. All valuations are undertaken under IVS criteria to meet accounting standards of New Zealand.

Fiona Hall

Fiona Hall is a barrister and solicitor specialising in consumer credit, AML/CFT and privacy law. After her admission to the bar in 1987, Fiona initially practised general commercial litigation and banking law at large law firms in both Auckland and London, before moving in-house. Her in-house counsel roles covered a number of credit and credit related businesses as well as for a government regulator. Fiona has extensive practical commercial experience that complements her legal expertise, having acted as the head of compliance and both privacy officer and AML compliance officer in conjunction with her legal roles. Fiona has developed and implemented a number of AML/CFT programmes and now advises reporting entities on their AML/CFT obligations. Fiona was an invited speaker at the annual NZ Police FIU AML/CFT conference in 2015, and more recently has spoken at the AML Summit (Auckland, March 2017), the Infinity Law Conference (Wellington, May 2017) and co-presented the ADLS webinar "Anti-Money Laundering for Lawyers" (May, 2017). She is a member of the ADLS sub-committee on AML/CFT. Fiona brings the knowledge gained as a member of the leadership teams in the businesses she has advised together with her experience working for a regulator enforcing consumer legislation, to offer comprehensive advice in her areas of expertise. In particular, Fiona recognises the impact and significance that regulatory compliance obligations can have on a business and the need for robust yet commercially sustainable processes to meet them. In addition to advising on how to meet these obligations, Fiona can also advise when businesses are facing regulatory enforcement action.

Venue Details

Stamford Plaza Auckland

Ground Floor, 22 - 26 Albert St
Auckland 1010

Ph: 64 9 309 888


The Stamford Plaza Auckland is a short 5 minute walk from the main

train/bus station Britomart. There is onsite valet parking, charged at a rate

of NZ$45 per car. Alternatively there are numerous public car parks in the

area including Challenge House, 1/3 Wolfe Street.

Parking is not included in the registrartion fee and price is subject to


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