Property Law Update

Session ID: 183NZA15
Date: Friday, 23 March 2018
Time: 09:00am - 01:15pm
Venue: Stamford Plaza Auckland, Ground Floor, 22 - 26 Albert St, Auckland

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Session Content

Date: Friday 23 March 2018
Time: 9.00am to 1.15pm
Venue: Stamford Auckland, 22 - 26 Albert St Auckland

Attend and earn 4 CPD hours

Equip yourself with the knowledge about the Public Works Act, recent developments in property law, implementing an asset ownership structure and staying on top of AML obligations as they pertain to the property sector.

Chair: Jeanne Heatlie, Partner, Rainey Law

Property Law: Update on Recent Developments

  • New Land Transfer Act: changes and how they affect property law
  • Proposed changes to the Overseas Investment Act 2005: What this means in practise
  • Update on the Unit Title Act 2010
  • Case law update

Presented by Carolyn Cameron, Partner, Burton Partners

Introduction to Public Works Act Acquisitions

  • The who, what, where, why and how of PWA acquisitions
  • Areas for property professionals to focus on
  • Overview of compensation provisions

Presented by Matthew Ockleston, Partner, Kensington Swan

Jointly Owned Assets: Ownership and Management

  • Occasions where assets require a shared ownership and management structure
  • Which structure? JOAL, body corporate, company, incorporated society.
  • Factors that influence decision making
  • Examples of different arrangements

Presented by Vicki Toan, Partner, Glaister Ennor

Anti-Bribery and Anti-Money Laundering Legislation for Property Lawyers
Overlooking, underestimating, or misunderstanding the ramifications of anti-bribery and anti-money laundering legislation as it pertains to the property lawyers and their clients can have dire consequences. Ensure you're up to date on the latest developments and obligations in the area.

Presented by Aaron Lloyd, Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the Public Works Act
  • Analyse new AML and Anti-Bribery legislation
  • Examine jointly owed assets

Chair: Jeanne Heatlie

Jeanne is partner at Rainey Law. She is a skilled litigator with many years experience both in New Zealand and abroad. Jeanne has represented Body Corporates and homeowners in building defect and weathertightness cases. She was an integral part of the Plaintiff team on the Nautilus litigation resulting in the largest award made in a defective building case to date. Jeanne provides advice on construction related issues, including schemes of repair and escrow arrangements. She also extensive experience in insolvency law and has represented liquidators and creditors in a number of high profile cases. She has been involved in investigations of large scale corporate collapses and the prosecution of claims for the recovery of assets. Jeanne has acted on claims against former directors for reckless trading and against auditors for breaches of professional duties. She has experience in a number of foreign jurisdictions.

Carolyn Cameron

Carolyn Cameron is a partner at Burton & Co, Auckland. Often referred to as the original boutique property firm, Burton & Co specialises in commercial and commercial property law. Carolyn is a specialist commercial property lawyer. A large part of her practice involves putting together or restructuring complex and often innovative staged subdivisions, whether unit titles, groundleases, greenfields or more often, a combination of different tenures in multi staged developments. Whilst historically she has done a lot of leasehold developments, of late her subdivision practice has focused more on staged greenfield developments, often serviced by residents' societies and service company structures and unit title developments, or redevelopments thereof.

Matthew Ockleston

Matthew leads Kensington Swan's Auckland property team. He is a specialist in the Public Works Act, under which the Crown and local authorities acquire land for public works such as roads, schools or parks, and related roading legislation. As a Public Works Act specialist, Matthew is uniquely positioned to advise government agencies on the property issues associated with large infrastructure projects, in particular roading. He has acted on almost every major State Highway project in the North Island since 2004, including the Waterview Connection, Wellington Northern Corridor, Waikato Expressway and the $3.4 billion Auckland City Rail Link. He is highly recommended by Legal 500 in which it was noted clients describe him as 'highly experienced and respected' for Public Works Act matters. Matthew advises on a range of matters, from helping to negotiate and settle the acquisition of land for public works, to providing strategic advice on how to manage the acquisition process and deal with compensation and compulsory acquisition. At the other end of the spectrum, he also advises on property disposal issues, including the numerous government disposal processes and obligations. Matthew also acts for private landowners on a wide range of property matters. He can help you to buy and sell commercial and residential properties, and advise you on matters such as leasing agreements and property management. Matthew is the Managing Partner of Kensington Swan's Auckland office and a member of our management team.

Vicki Toan

Vicki Toan is a partner at Glaister Ennor. She specialises in resource management and unit titles law. She offers pragmatic and practical advice to assist her clients to achieve their goals. Vicki advises landowners and developers on all aspects of land development under the Resource Management Act and related legislation. She also acts for bodies corporate, unit owners and body corporate managers on unit title-related matters such as governance, operational rules, and repairs and maintenance. She works closely with the firm's property teams on pre- purchase due diligence and Overseas Investment Act matters.

Aaron Lloyd

Aaron Lloyd is a partner in the firm's dispute resolution division. He advises clients on a range of litigious and risk related matters, with particular expertise in the areas of employment law, white collar criminal and regulatory affairs, and sports law. Aaron is well regarded by clients for his ability to analyse and strategise difficult or complex situations, and to implement pragmatic and commercial strategies to minimise risk and create opportunity. His ability to objectively assess and implement such strategies has resulted in clients avoiding significant litigation and commercial consequences when in potential situations of risk. In addition to his time at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, Aaron has practiced as a barrister with Paul Davison QC, and has lectured at the University of Auckland. Aaron is admitted to practice law in New Zealand and Australia (NSW). He is a long standing member of the New Zealand Law Society's Law Reform Committee, an appointee to the SPCA Pro Bono Prosecution Panel, the Sports Disputes Tribunal of New Zealand's Legal Assistance Panel, and is a former executive member of the Legal Research Foundation.

Venue Details

Stamford Plaza Auckland

Ground Floor, 22 - 26 Albert St
Auckland 1010

Ph: 64 9 309 888


The Stamford Plaza Auckland is a short 5 minute walk from the main

train/bus station Britomart. There is onsite valet parking, charged at a rate

of NZ$45 per car. Alternatively there are numerous public car parks in the

area including Challenge House, 1/3 Wolfe Street.

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