Session 2: Stream A: Corporate and Commercial Law Update (Live Stream)
Date: Thursday 15 March 2018
Time: 10.45am to 1.45pm
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: Marika Eastwick-Field, Partner, Russell McVeagh
Making Private Offers Under the Financial Conducts Market Act
- Understanding the exemptions in Schedule 1 of the Act
- The small offers regime
- Equity crowd-funding
- Private funds
Presented by Jeremy Muir, Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Upping the Ante: Evolving Trends for Corporate Exposure for Privacy Breach
- Recent trends in Privacy Act liability findings
- Legal basis for Privacy Act remedies including damages and training orders
- Factors in the success rates of Privacy Act litigation
- Privacy Act litigation relating to companies, employment and legal practice
- Impact of likely law reforms
Presented by TBC
Commerce Act: Navigating a Brave New World with the New Prohibition on 'Cartel Provisions'
- Most collaboration risks falling foul of the extended per se 'cartel' prohibition. Why?
- Key risk areas relating to supply, output or price: JVs, distribution (especially online), non-competes, exclusivity
- The upside - the 'get out of jail free card'? Steps to benefit from the new (reverse onus) exceptions:
- cartel provisions that are 'reasonably necessary' for collaborative activities; vertical supply and collective acquisitions
- Com Com Guidelines and the new clearance regime
Presented by Andrew Matthews, Principal and Gus Stewart, Senior Associate, Matthews Law
Insolvency: Tips to Better Assist Your Client
- Advising your client
- Responding to applications
- Managing orders
- Practical tips to remove trustee or liquidator
- Key legislation
Presented by Aaron Nicholls, Partner, EDC Lawyers
- Consider the risks in relation to the Commerce Act 'Cartel Provisions'
- Gain tips on advising your client insolvency matters
- Examine recent trends for corporate exposure for privacy breach
- Master how to make Private Offers Under the Financial Conducts Market Act
Chair: Marika Eastwick-Field
Marika Eastwick-Field is an experienced commercial litigator in Russell McVeagh's Auckland litigation practice, with particular expertise in construction and property litigation, banking and financial services and insurance. Marika frequently represents clients in mediations, arbitrations and in the courts.
Jeremy is a financial services and investment lawyer with expertise in the Financial Markets Conduct Act, managed investment schemes and alternative assets including private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and property investment. He has considerable experience advising the financial services industry and private equity/venture capital players on funds management, financial products, capital raising, regulatory issues, superannuation and insurance. Jeremy has special expertise in limited partnerships, helping to establish the first New Zealand venture capital fund structured as a limited partnership (Pioneer Capital Partners I LP), including negotiating its co-investment arrangements with the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF). He has also spent several years working in offshore funds for a major offshore law firm, and is admitted to the bar, in both Guernsey and the Cayman Islands. He is particularly interested in advising start-ups and angel investors, including in relation to raising capital through the NZVIF Seed Co-Investment Fund (SCIF) programme.
Andy Matthews has 25 years' competition law experience, including international experience with Allen & Overy (London / Moscow). He is consistently recognised internationally as a leading lawyer in his specialties in the main directories. This includes Chambers Asia-Pacific, where he has been rated Band 1- Competition since 2006. Andy was previously a senior partner at a leading trans-Tasman law firm, where he led the NZ Competition & Regulatory and TMT teams, and had also headed the Auckland Corporate division.
Gus Stewart is a Senior Associate at Matthews Law. He specialises in competition & regulatory law, with expertise in mergers, cartels and consumer law (including privacy) issues. Gus has advised clients in a wide range of industries including health, real estate, dairy, and telecommunications, and deals with the Commerce Commission on a regular basis. Before joining Matthews Law he was an in-house lawyer at 2degrees, and a lawyer in the Competition & Regulatory and TMT teams at a leading trans-Tasman law firm.
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