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
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.
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
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