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Warranties - post closing claims on Sale & Purchase Agreements

Warranties - post closing claims on Sale & Purchase Agreements
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This seminar will discuss representations, warranties and covenants in Sale and Purchase Agreements that are frequently the subject of post completion claims, how different liability regimes under the Sale and Purchase Agreement can impact on claims, the availability of statutory claims, and the use of warranty and indemnity insurance. The discussion will then move to procedural and substantive issues involved in pursuing and defending such claims, including the implications of warranty and indemnity insurance.

This seminar will include:

  • A discussion of the role of representations and warranties in a Sale and Purchase context
  • An outline of the most common claims and learnings from case law
  • A discussion on types of liability, and agreeing limitations on liability
  • A review of warranty and indemnity insurance
  • An analysis of warranty claims, including questions of breach, causation and loss
  • An overview of procedural considerations and claims strategy
  • A summary of potential risks and pitfalls for lawyers. 

Learning objectives

By attending this seminar you will gain:
  • A better understanding of how to best structure Sale and Purchase Agreements.
  • Practical tips on how to manage risks for your clients.
  • Knowledge on what to do when warranties are breached.

Who should attend

Intermediate Company/Commercial lawyers, Civil Litigators, General Practitioners, Insurance and Property lawyers.


A short paper, in PDF format, together with a copy of the powerpoint presentation will be emailed out prior to the seminar.


  • 4.00pm - 6.00pm (tea and coffee available on arrival)

Fee (incl GST)

In Short

  • $125 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $175 - Non-members
  • Live web stream group pricing available! Click here

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Presenters: Marika Eastwick-Field, David Raudkivi

Auckland 12 March
Live Web Stream 12 March


Marika-Eastwick-Field-RFP-Profile WEB EDIT Marika Eastwick-Field
Partner, Russell McVeagh, Auckland

Marika is a commercial litigator with expertise in companies and securities law, financial services and insurance. She represents clients in the courts and in arbitrations in relation to a range of commercial disputes, and also provides advice on corporate transactions and governance issues to assist her clients to mitigate and manage risk.

David-Raudkivi-RFP-Profile WEB EDIT David Raudkivi
Partner, Russell McVeagh, Auckland

David focuses on capital markets, M&A, takeovers, private equity and other corporate transactions. He has extensive experience on public company transactions, including significant initial public offerings, secondary capital raisings, block trades, takeovers and schemes of arrangement, and on corporate governance issues.

Cancellation and refund policy

If written notice of cancellation of a registration arrives before the day of the seminar we will refund the registration fee, less an administration fee of $40. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute - to correctly assign CPD credit, CLE must be notified in advance. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars if necessary.

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