Session 3: Stream B: Government Contracting and Local Government Issues

Session ID: WEB183NZW01F
Date: Thursday, 01 March 2018
Time: 03:15pm - 06:30pm
Venue: This live web seminar is being streamed from WELLINGTON

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Date: Thursday 01 March 2018
Time: 3.15pm to 6.30pm
Live Stream

Attend and earn 3 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: Peter Castle, Commercial Barrister, Clifton Chambers

Key Trends and Insights in Technology Contracting
High level overview of legal development and practical insights with focus on strategy, procurement, engagement with suppliers and issues once the contract is underway

Presented by Jane Parker, Partner and Kate Anderson, Senior Associate, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Commercial Contracts: Shifting Liability and Risks through Indemnities, Liability Caps, Exclusion Clauses and Liquidated Damages

  • An update on the law that underpins why we include some of these clauses in commercial contracts
  • Tips for drafting and negotiating these clauses

Presented by Amy Ryburn, Partner and Renee Stiles, Senior Associate, Buddle Findlay

Local Government and Public Decision Making in the Post- settlement Environment

  • What is the post-settlement environment?
  • Treaty settlement mechanisms that impact on public decision-making
  • A closer look at some specific examples
  • Trends and themes

Presented by Damian Stone, Partner and Jamie Ferguson, Partner, Kahui Legal

Learning Objectives:

  • Stay up to date with the latest with government procurement
  • Refresh your knowledge on commercial contracts
  • Examine public and local decision making in the post-settlement environment

Chair: Peter Castle

Peter Castle is a commercial barrister having previously practiced in Bell Gully for 28 years. He has undertaken large-scale procurement projects both on behalf of the Crown and the private sector. He was an independent expert and probity adviser to the mixed ownership model programme conducted by Treasury which involved the sale of shares in State Owned Enterprises and provided oversight of over 20 large scale, high value procurement exercises. In addition, he provided probity supervision of the bookbuild and broker firm bid processes conducted in respect of the IPOs conducted under the programme. He has also provided probity advice to Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) in respect of some of its large-scale high-value procurements, and advised the Crown on the transaction between the Crown and SkyCity in relation to the International Convention Centre. He was previously the probity adviser in relation to the initial state housing stock transfer transactions to be conducted as part of the Social Housing Reform Programme.

Jane Parker

Jane Parker leads the technology team at MinterEllisonRuddWatts, and sits on the board of the firm's joint venture, McCarthy Finch, investigating how legal services can be provided using artificial intelligence. Jane specialises in commercial projects and commercial law with a particular focus on technology, procurement, public sector contracting and governance. Jane has over 20 years of experience working in and for technology and blue chip organisations. She is trusted with clients' most business-critical and complex technology projects, right across the technology spectrum. She is recognised as a practical option-generator, an excellent facilitator and clear communicator.

Kate Anderson

Kate is a senior associate in the Wellington Corporate team, with experience working on a range of technology based contracts and transactions. She has excellent project management and client relationship skills, providing day-to-day support on all aspects of a project. Kate works on a variety of corporate and commercial transactions, reviewing supply and sale and purchase agreements, and advising on ICT contracts. She also advises on corporate compliance issues, OIO applications and consumer protection. Kate joined Minter Ellison Rudd Watts as a law clerk in 2009, and has worked in the Corporate team on a variety of issues. In 2010 she completed a six month secondment to Minter Ellison in Canberra, where she worked primarily in the International Trade and Competition team.

Amy Ryburn

Amy Ryburn specialises in commercial contracting and procurement, in particular in relation to technology, media and telecommunications (TMT). Her TMT expertise includes drafting and negotiating agreements for cloud computing solutions, a full range of network and other telco services, and software development projects (using both agile and waterfall methodologies). Amy's experience also extends to a wide rangeof general commercial agreements, such as strategic alliances, franchise agreements, IP exploitation agreements, publishing agreements (both electronic and traditional), reseller arrangements and website terms.

Damian Stone

Damian is a partner of Kahui Legal, a boutique Maori law firm specialising in providing advice to Maori organisations. Prior to joining the partnership at Kahui Legal, Damian worked for almost 10 years at a large national law firm. Damian was also General Counsel of Te Ohu Kai Moana, the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission. Damian has advised a number of groups on Treaty of Waitangi issues, including the settlement of historical Treaty claims with the Crown. He continues to act for a number of groups who have settled claims with the Crown and are now operating in a "post- settlement" environment.Damian also advises clients on a range of commercial matters and has extensive experience in the establishment of limited partnerships and joint ventures, and the negotiation of commercial contracts.

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.

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