A Practical Guide to the Risks of Electronic Contracts

Given the rise in electronic signatures and contracts, it is crucial to stay updated on the risks given current cybersecurity risks and regulatory requirements. Navigate risk mitigation strategies and the possibilities of disputes plus the opportunities and future trends of electronic contracts and how to maximise their benefits but avoid any pitfalls.

Thursday, 8 August 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $91

Juliet Short, Partner, Duncan Cotterill

Learning Objectives:
  • You will become more familiar with new technologies including DocuSign, ADLS digital signing and Adobe Sign
  • Understand relevant legislation and its application in practice

Attend and earn 1 CPD hour

2.00pm to 3.00pm Guide to Electronic Contracts: Addressing Risks and Practical Strategies


  • Best practices: creating and managing electronic contracts
  • A quick overview of signature platforms
    • DocuSign, Adobe Sign, ADLS Digital Signing and others
  • Risk mitigation strategies: spotlight on cybersecurity and regulatory compliance
  • Future trends and opportunities
  • Payments and disputes
  • How to use AI and other tools to anticipate problematic situations

Presented by James Cochrane, Partner, Lane Neave; Best Lawyers Most Influential Lawyers New Zealand 2023, Doyle’s Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer New Zealand 2022


James Cochrane, Partner,Lane Neave
James is a dispute resolution and litigation partner at Lane Neave (Auckland). He has significant banking and finance, insolvency, company law and insurance experience. James is passionate about cryptocurrency / crypto-assets and web3 technology. In addition to working on some of New Zealand’s most notable insolvencies, James has advised a number of parties interested in digital assets including insolvency practitioners; private wealth clients in relation to tax, asset acquisition, structuring, protection and property transfer; and businesses in relation to gaming, crypto-mining, capital raising, structuring / DAOs, and the regulatory landscape. In addition to litigation, James provides commercial advice for a range of clients from individuals and startups through to large multinational corporates. He has a particular interest in fintech and social media related disputes as well as sustainability and corporate social responsibility. James has a Master of Laws (LLM) which he completed with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland. is a member of BlockchainNZ, Restructuring & Turnaround Association of New Zealand (RITANZ) (formerly INSOL) and New Zealand Insurance Law Association (NZILA).

Juliet Short, Partner, Duncan Cotterill
Juliet provides strategic commercial advice to business owners and operators to support them in implementing efficient business structures, building strong relationships, and creating value. Juliet specialises in corporate and commercial law, advising on business establishments and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and the drafting and negotiating of commercial contracts. She has extensive experience both in private practice and in-house across a range of industries including insurance, primary industries, technology, and manufacturing. Juliet has a Master of Laws with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland, and regularly advises clients on the use of electronic contracts and associated risk. *****


A Practical Guide to the Risks of Electronic Contracts


Single Session
Thursday, 8 August 2024
2.00pm to 3.00pm New Zealand
CPD Hours 1
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $91
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