PAST PAPER: McContracts vs Contracts a la Carte
Date: March 2017
Protections Against Default and Insolvency in New Zealand and Australia
Presented by Paul F. Dalkie, Barrister
On the Horizon: 'Smart Contracts' - Automated Self-Executing Contracts
Presented by Chris Linton, Partner and Helen Scott, Associate, Duncan Cotterill
Chair: Kerri Dewe
Kerri Dewe has extensive corporate and commercial law experience gained in New Zealand and internationally. Kerri's practice is focused on transactional M&A, business structuring and joint venture advisory work. Kerri regularly advises on commercial contracts, constitutional issues, regulatory compliance and consumer law. Her areas of expertise also include telecommunications and technology law. Kerri works with clients across a range of industries, from start-ups to leading corporates, private companies, listed companies, private equity funds, financial institutions and professional services firms, and has experience working within commercial organisations as in-house counsel.
Andrew Horne is a partner in Minter Ellison Rudd Watts' disputes resolution team in Auckland. With more than twenty years' experience resolving commercial disputes, including contract disputes, corporate and regulatory issues and insurance claims, he regularly represents clients in complex and high-value disputes, including taking cases to trial and resolving disputes through mediation. He authors the Business Disputes section of the LexisNexis online Practical Guidance - Business Law publication.
Matt Toulmin is a senior associate in Minter Ellison Rudd Watts' dispute resolution team. His commercial disputes experience includes resolving claims in contract, tort and insurance as well as statutory claims under the Fair Trading Act 1986 and Consumer Guarantees Act 1993. He also has a particular interest in copyright and other intellectual property laws. Matt has represented clients as sole or senior counsel in the District and High Courts and has been involved in appellate proceedings in all of New Zealand's higher courts.
Paul Dalkie has practised as a barrister for more than 24 years in New Zealand and Australia. He appears in and has appeared in a wide range of civil and commercial cases and arbitrations. Prior to becoming a barrister he practised as a solicitor in Queensland for more than 8 years including at two global firms Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) and Cannan & Peterson, Sly & Weigall (now Norton Rose Fullbright). He has appeared and argued cases and conducted trials and appeals at all Court's levels, including the Privy Council. His practice has particular emphasis on contract disputes of all kinds, and corporate law, especially insolvency and shareholders and directors disputes. He is admitted to practice in New Zealand, Queensland and Victoria, and in the Federal Courts of Australia.
Chris Linton specialises in corporate/commercial and technology law, and advises public and private sector entities in New Zealand and offshore. Her expertise includes technology projects (from strategy, procurement and implementation through to dispute resolution), M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances, venture capital and gaming (and related regulatory advice). Before joining Duncan Cotterill, Chris was a partner at another national law firm in Wellington for eight years and at a specialist commercial law firm in Auckland for ten years. She also worked in London with leading global firm, Linklaters doing cross border M&A, joint ventures and financing.
Helen specialises in corporate/commercial, technology and financial services law. Helen's experience includes advising New Zealand and offshore public and private sector entities on mergers and acquisitions, ICT and commercial contracts, governance, joint ventures, restructuring, and regulatory compliance on finance and banking matters under the Financial Advisers, Financial Service Providers and Anti-Money Laundering regimes in New Zealand.
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