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RITANZ Auckland Networking Event – Aug 2023

August 9, 2023 @ August 9, 2023 - August 9, 2023


Tikanga Māori and insolvency law

We are in a period of transformative recognition of tikanga Māori in the law. Tikanga Māori is being integrated into the statute books and our common law through decisions of the courts (including a number of decisions considering it in the insolvency law context).  Identifying how and in what situations tikanga Māori may be relevant is increasingly critical to doing business in New Zealand and will be similarly important for insolvency practitioners.


Te Aopare Dewes, Partner

Te Aopare (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Rangitihi) leads Te Waka Ture, our specialist Māori practice which provides legal and strategic advice to clients across Aotearoa.  Te Aopare specialises in corporate structuring, governance, strategic and commercial advice for iwi and hapū, Māori landowners and for the Crown and private entities.  Understanding and applying te ao Māori concepts is key to operating a successful business in Aotearoa and integral to understanding and then applying many aspects of New Zealand laws and regulations which recognise and provide for tangata whenua and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  Te Aopare advises private entities and the Crown on Māori legal issues and on working effectively with iwi, hapū and Māori landowners.

Laura Fraser, Partner

Laura advises clients on a broad range of contentious corporate and regulatory breach issues, as well as on complex breach of contract or tort claims. Specialising in the conduct of complex commercial litigation, Laura has represented clients in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court and has acted in numerous alternative dispute resolution forums. She has particular expertise in class actions, administrative law claims, and securities and financial services matters relating to director or corporate liability and insurance.

Janko Marcetic, Senior Associate

Janko advises clients on a variety of commercial disputes, with a particular focus on restructuring and insolvency. He has experience advising insolvency practitioners on complex issues arising in the course of receivership, liquidation and administration, including claims against directors and third parties by insolvency practitioners. Janko has also acted for directors of companies facing both civil claims and regulatory charges. He has appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court, District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.


Wed, 9 August 2023


Registration: 4:00pm

Presentation 4:40pm – 5:30pm

Refreshments and networking from 4:20pm to 6:30pm.

Note the bar will be closed at 6:30pm sharp and the host venue will need to be vacated by 7pm at the latest.


Chapman Tripp

PwC Tower

Level 34/15 Customs Street West, Auckland CBD


Complimentary for RITANZ Members

Chartered Accountants ANZ Members $40.00 plus GST

Law Society Members $40.00 plus GST

NZCFI Members $40.00 plus GST

Standard (casual attendance) $50.00  plus GST

How to register:

Registration is required – RSVP here


August 9, 2023
August 9, 2023
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RITANZ Auckland
027 750 6470


Chapman Tripp
PwC Tower, Level 34/15 Customs Street West