PAST PAPER: Session 1: Property Law Update

Session ID: CD1611NZW04A
Date: Thursday, 10 November 2016
Venue: This paper was presented in WELLINGTON

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Session Content

Date: November 2016

Public Works Act 1981: A Refresher

Presented by Charlotte von Dadelszen, Partner, Buddle Findlay

Divide and Conquer: Mastering Subdivisions

Presented by Jamie Nunns, Partner, Morrison Kent

Unit Titles Act 2010: Important Legal Issues

Presented by Alan Henwood, Director, Stephens Lawyers Limited; Adjudicator at the Tenancy Tribunal

Purchase of Off-the-Plan Units: Avoiding Problems

Presented by David Gilbert, Partner, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts


Chair: Jeannie Warnock

Jeannie Warnock is an experienced commercial lawyer whose practice has a particular focus on commercial property. She is a senior partner in the projects law firm, Greenwood Roche, based in Wellington. Jeannie regularly advises on commercial property developments including providing advice on tendering and procurement , joint ventures, brown and greenfield developments, leasing, construction, Public Works Act, subdivision and acquisition and disposal of assets. She advises both public and private sector clients across a diverse range of industry areas including primary sector, housing, infrastructure, tourism, commercial leasing and Treaty settlements. She is a notary public, a member of the executive of the Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society and a member of the Institute of Directors.

Charlotte von Dadelszen

Charlotte van Dadelszen is a partner in the Wellington office of Buddle Findlay where she leads the property and construction team. Charlotte has been involved in the development and negotiation of a range of land contracts, leases, tender conditions, development and construction contracts, easements, encumbrances and Public Works Act transactions. Charlotte also has extensive experience acting for the Crown in the negotiation of Treaty settlements with M?ori. Charlotte spent six years working in London for the Disability Law Service where she was Head of Legal Services (Community Care). She is a trustee for the St Mark's School Trust Board and the Child Health Foundation. She is also on the New Zealand Law Society's Standards Committee. Charlotte is a member of Buddle Findlay's Partner Selection, Graduate Recruitment and Diversity and Inclusion Committees.

Jamie Nunns

Jamie Nunns is a partner at Morrison Kent, and has specialised in property law throughout his legal career. Jamie has extensive experience in acting on large scale acquisitions and disposals of land, leasing of all types in all property sectors and complex subdivisions involving single or multi sector property uses and associated issues including contractual structures, covenant structures, layered leases and property governance.

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 Gilbert

David Gilbert is a highly regarded commercial property lawyer who has advised on some of New Zealand's largest property transactions and developments. With over 20 years experience advising on property acquisitions, property developments and leasing. David has particular expertise in putting together complex acquisition agreements, project contracts, commercial subdivisions, including office, retail and industrial properties, shopping centres and industrial parks. David has extensive public and private sector experience in due diligences, and the acquisition and disposal of land, retail premises and office complexes. He also has experience advising clients, including the Crown, in the health, military and energy sectors. David represents major asset managers in their property portfolio requirements from acquisition, including Overseas Investment Office compliance, management and divestment. David reviews and coordinates property leases. David also specialises in infrastructure projects, with experience in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom and a focus on Public Private Partnerships (PPP).

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

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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.

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