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M&A - masterclass

M&A - masterclass
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Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a broad field ranging from the sale of small businesses to the largest corporate acquisitions. This seminar will help ensure that you are kept abreast of recent developments in the area including, in relation to key M&A concepts, current thematics, reducing risks of claims and managing them when they arise, and competition law considerations.

This seminar will include:

  • M&A market update/recent trends
  • Recent legal developments and matters to consider in the sale and purchase agreement
  • Practical M&A transaction insights
  • An overview of claim management
  • Competition law considerations, including negotiating with a competitor, restraints of trade, and when to seek Commerce Commission clearance.

Learning objectives

By attending this seminar you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of M&A transactions and how to manage risks for your clients.
  • Be up-to-date on commonly observed M&A-related claims and procedure if a claim arises.
  • Be able to accurately advise clients on compliance considerations.

Who should attend

All company/commercial lawyers and civil litigators, including in-house counsel.


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

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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Live Web Stream 7 May


WEB EDIT Marika pic Marika Eastwick-Field
Partner, Russell McVeagh, Auckland

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

WEB EDIT Troy pic Troy Pilkington
Partner, Russell McVeagh, Auckland

Troy specialises in the areas of competition (antitrust), consumer, and regulatory law including joint ventures, competitor collaborations and partnering arrangements, exclusive supply arrangements and Fair Trading Act issues. He has worked on a number of significant Commerce Commission investigations and merger approval processes.

WEB EDIT David pic David Raudkivi
Partner, Russell McVeagh, Auckland

David focuses on M&A, takeovers, private equity, equity capital markets and other corporate transactions. He has extensive experience on public and private 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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0800 333 111


04 472 7837

04 463 2986
Level 4, 17-21 Whitmore Street
Wellington 6011

DX SP 20202
PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand