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Introduction to Company Law 2021

Introduction to Company Law 2021
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This practical two-day “transaction” based workshop will equip you with the knowledge and understanding to deal with the purchase, establishment, operation and sale of a business.

  • Acquiring a business – Understanding the process: initial client interview and purchasing of a business to development and implementation of an appropriate structure that meets a client’s needs.
  • Funding – Practical considerations and processes involved in common financing arrangements.
  • Governance – Practical considerations of common key governance and administration issues.
  • Distributions – Identifying the different types of distributions and dealing with common issues arising in connection with returning funds to shareholders.
  • Expansion – The issues involved in introducing new owners to the business, and regulating the relationships between shareholders by agreement.
  • Shareholder disputes – Your role in assisting clients to resolve disputes among shareholders.
  • Financial trouble – Advising companies and directors in situations of financial difficulty and responding to the demands of creditors.
  • Sale of shares – The process of, and common issues arising in connection with, sales of company shares.
  • Role of the lawyer – Understanding your role in advising business clients; identifying and responding to situations where conflicts of interest may arise.

Learning objectives

You will be equipped with the knowledge and understanding to deal with the purchase, establishment, operation, and sale of a business.


This workshop includes a range of interactive sessions and learning techniques. There is some pre-course work and about two hours of homework on the evening of day one.

Who should attend

Recently admitted practitioners in their first three years of practice.


Participants will be sent materials in advance.


  • Day 1: 8.30am – 5.15pm
  • Day 2: 9.00am – 5.00pm


  • Wellington
    - Andrew Leete, Tavendale and Partners, Christchurch
    - Olivia Macgregor, Tavendale and Partners, Christchurch
  • Auckland
    - Katie Green, Flacks & Wong, Auckland
    - Lisa Small, Duncan Cotterill, Auckland
    - Graeme Switzer, Duncan Cotterill, Auckland
    - Kimberley Wong, Wynn Williams, Auckland
  • Christchurch
    - Mark Odlin, Buddle Findlay, Christchurch
    - Georgina Toomey, LegalVision New Zealand, Christchurch

Fee (incl GST)

Entry Level Workshop

  • $695 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $755 - Non-members

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Wellington 1 - 2 November
Auckland 1 - 2 November
Christchurch 8 - 9 November

Cancellation and refund policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations, and, cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.

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Introduction to Company Law - Auckland

1 - 2 November - Venue TBC

NZ $755.00

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Introduction to Company Law - Wellington

1 - 2 November - Venue TBC

NZ $755.00

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Introduction to Company Law - Christchurch

8 - 9 November - Venue TBC

NZ $755.00

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freephone (within NZ)
0800 333 111

[email protected]

04 472 7837

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

DX SP 20202
PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand