Session 2: Property, Development, Tax and Compliance in Practice

Session ID: 183NZW01C
Date: Thursday, 01 March 2018
Time: 10:45am - 02:45pm
Venue: The InterContinental Wellington, Level 1, 2 Grey St, Wellington

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Session Content

Date: Thursday 01 March 2018
Time: 10.45am to 2.45pm
Venue: InterContinental Wellington, 2 Grey Street

Attend and earn 4 CPD hours

Back by popular demand! Our 10 CPD Hours in Wellington program returns for the fifth consecutive year running with two streams to pick and choose from throughout the day so now you can choose from commercial and public law streams. You will be hear the hottest topics, key legislative updates, highly regarded speakers and all in one convenient and efficient day.

Chair: Lisa Fraser, Partner, Gault Mitchell Law

Key Tax Updates Affecting Everyday Practice

  • Examine tax issues to look out for when negotiating and documenting different types of commercial agreements
  • Analyse common tax clauses, when to include them and how they affect your client's position

Presented by Chris Harker, Senior Associate, Russell McVeagh

Anti-Money Laundering Issues for Lawyers: Get it Right or Pay the Price - Four Months to Go

  • Application of the AML/CFT regime to general legal practice
  • Understanding the relevant compliance issues including what services are captured
  • Processes you must have in place: the why, what and how of AML/CFT requirements for general practitioners they affect your client's position

Presented by Stephen Drain, Partner, PwC

Update on Unit Titles and New Legislation

  • Levies revisited
  • Cost allocation
  • Meeting procedures
  • Are schemes necessary?
  • Majority rule
  • Minority protection
  • Law Reform

Presented by Alan Henwood, Director, Stephens Lawyers Limited

Earthquake Prone Building Structures and Other Seismic Related Issues: A Building and Development Law Perspective
Examine the key legal issues and practical considerations related to earthquake prone structures from the building and development law perspective.

Presented by David Chisnall, Partner, Bell Gully; Leading Lawyer The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017, Leading Lawyer Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

Learning Objectives:

  • Stay up to date on key tax updates affecting everyday practice
  • Receive a critical update on the AML/CFT regime
  • Examine the latest developments and new legislation in Unit Titles
  • Update yourself on seismic issues from a building and construction perspective

Chair: Lisa Fraser

Lisa Fraser is a partner at Gault Mitchell Law, having commenced practice in Rotorua and then moving to Gault Mitchell Law in 2002. Lisa advises her clients on property law, commercial law, estate planning and family law, with a particular focus on relationship property agreements and separation issues. Lisa is also Convenor of the New Zealand Law Society Trusts and Estates Law Committee.

Christopher Harker

Chris advises on tax law. He has advised on a number of significant transactions including mergers and acquisitions, restructures, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), and financing arrangements. He has also acted for clients seeking binding rulings from Inland Revenue in respect of prospective transactions, and represented clients in respect of Inland Revenue investigations and disputes.

Stephen Drain

Stephen Drain is a Partner in PwC's Forensic Services team, specialising in the prevention, detection and response to economic crime particularly fraud, corruption and money laundering. This includes assisting Reporting Entities to comply with their obligations under New Zealand's Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act 2009. He has led and investigated a wide range of financial crimes from initial investigation to final proceedings and is experienced in working discretely with boards and senior leaders to help them meet a range of challenges including suspected fraud, probity concerns and regulatory investigations. Stephen's early career was in the New Zealand Police and after qualifying as a detective he moved to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) initially as an investigator and later Supervising Senior (Investigations). After leaving the SFO, Stephen had two senior roles in leadership development, and joined PwC in 2012. As part of this work, Stephen and his team assist in designing and implementing AML/CFT risk assessments and programmes and developing and delivering relevant training. Specific engagements included remediation for a NZ registered bank, AML/CFT Audits for a number of NZ entities including Registered Banks and financial institutions, Risk Assessment and Programme development advice an development of an AML Risk Assessment and Programme for a Banking Licence application.

Alan Henwood

Alan Henwood is a Director at Stephens Lawyers Limited. He is a property lawyer with extensive experience of statutory property law including local government and public sector property. He has written extensively on the Unit Titles Act 2010 and is also a Tenancy Tribunal adjudicator.

David Chisnall

David has a wealth of negotiating experience, including in the highly political Treaty of Waitangi settlement area, and is also the trusted direct New Zealand negotiator for international clients such as Host Hotels & Resorts, the largest hotel accommodation company in the US. David's strength is to contribute his negotiating and legal experience in a straight forward way to facilitate transactions and obtain commercially valuable outcomes for clients. This is recognised by Asia Law Business who has described him as "client-focused, outcome focused and having vast experience in projects." David has led external legal teams advising public and private sector clients on many nationally significant projects and joint ventures across various industries, including infrastructure (roading, rail, ports and hydro-schemes), tourism and hospitality, forestry and large-scale development and construction projects. He is also an expert in Treaty of Waitangi issues, having acted for Ng?i Tahu on its historic Treaty Settlement and as legal advisor to the Government on the "Treelords" Central North Island Forests Settlement. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 ranks David as a leading lawyer for real estate and construction and recommends him for projects and resource management (including environment). David is ranked as a leading lawyer for real estate in Chambers Asia Pacific 2016, which commented that "He is a very practical and commercial lawyer" who is praised for his ability in both property transactions and construction matters. "He has industry knowledge and business acumen", noted one client.

Venue Details

The InterContinental Wellington

Level 1, 2 Grey St
Wellington 6011

Ph: 64 4 47227722


Limited valet parking available at NZ$20 per day. Additional parking

available at Wilson Parking with NZ$5 per half hour and NZ$22 for


The Intercontinental is a 2 min walk from Lambton Quay which

has a number of buses going to airport and suburbs. It's a 10 min walk to

the nearest train station.

Taxis are also available downstairs at the hotel entry.

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


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