PAST PAPER: Session 2: Maximising Your Value

Session ID: CD1611NZA01B
Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Venue: This paper was presented in AUCKLAND

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Session Content

Date: November 2016

Operating in a Networked World: Managing Security Risks, Cyber Security and -Privacy Concerns

Presented by Allan Yeoman, Partner, Buddle Findlay

When In-House Counsel and Management Don't See Eye to Eye

Presented by Paul Sills, Barrister and Mediator


Chair: Philippa White

Philippa White is legal counsel at Paymark Limited and has over 8 years' experience as an in-house lawyer. She joined Paymark in 2013 and prior to this role, was legal counsel for global pharmaceutical manufacturer, GSK. Philippa loves the fact that an in-house role requires the ability to advise on a wide variety of legal issues and knowing that no two days will ever be the same! In her spare time Philippa is a mum to two daughters and enjoys being in the great outdoors.

Allan Yeoman

Allan Yeoman is a partner in Buddle Findlay's Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice. He specialises in providing transactional and contracting advice in the technology and media sectors, and works with a range of IT customers and vendors in both the private and public sectors - including software developers, broadcasters, cloud service providers, healthcare providers, local bodies and other public sector agencies. Allan regularly advises on data privacy regulation and compliance, and on the risks and challenges associated with cyber threats. He has a particular interest in social media, and has worked with a number of brand-owners to develop social media policies and address brand management and compliance issues. Allan also leads Buddle Findlay's Early Stage and High Growth Companies practice, and advises technology startups on intellectual property, licensing, partnership, privacy and e-commerce arrangements.

Nicko Waymouth

Nicko Waymouth: Nicko is a Senior Associate at Matthews law specialising in competition and consumer law. His work involves advising on all competition and consumer law issues including cartels, mergers and compliance. Nicko is experienced in dealing with the Commerce Commission.

Paul Sills

Paul Sills is a barrister with over 20 years' experience working in global litigation markets. Paul is also an accomplished business leader, having been involved in a diverse range of companies (as CEO or director) including the marine industry, global health care and international freight. Paul has been engaged in mediations both as a legal advisor and as a client since 1995 and as a mediator since 2010. These have included multi-parties and complex issues surrounding Treaty of Waitangi settlements, aviation disasters, leaky homes, construction and receiverships. With a unique understanding of the challenges businesses and individuals face and drawing on his years of commercial and legal experience, Paul provides timely and cost-effective solutions for his clients. Paul's appointments include Associate Member of AMINZ, a member of the panel of mediators for the Marine Industry Association, Triathlon NZ Age Group Adjudicator for 2015 and 2016 and a member of the panel of mediators for the New Zealand Law Society. Paul is approved to assist with the Society's Early Resolution Service, as well as standard track mediations. As a barrister Paul maintains both an active commercial litigation practice and a comprehensive mediation practice.

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Stamford Plaza Auckland

Ground Floor, 22 - 26 Albert St
Auckland 1010

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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.

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