Business Program Overview

 

The theme chosen for the conference is “Connectivity and Convergence”.  The world of legal activity is becoming ever more connected as a result of the internet, modern forms of transport and by virtue of numerous Free Trade, Economic Partnership and similar arrangements.  As a consequence there is a great need for “convergence” and harmonization of laws and procedures across borders – so the theme is very timely.

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Wednesday 5th April 2017

0730 - 0830

Nominating Committee Meeting
Location: Executive Boardroom
0830 - 1200

Officers' Meeting
Location: New Zealand Room 2

1200 - 1300

Council Lunch
Location: Marlborough Rooms

1300 - 1500 Committee Chairs and Programs Meeting
Location: New Zealand Room 3
1300 - 1500 Membership Meeting
Location: New Zealand Room 2
1500 - 1800 Council Meeting
Location: New Zealand Room 1

Thursday 6th April 2017

 0730 - 1630

IPBA Cup 2017 Golf Tournament - Windross Farm

0800 - 2000

Registration Desk Open

1530 - 1630 

Women Business Lawyers Reception, SkyCity Convention Centre

Speaker: Dame Susan Devoy DNZM CBE
Location: New Zealand Room 1

1630 - 1730

New Members' & Scholars' Reception, SkyCity Convention Centre
Location: New Zealand Room 2

1745 - 2000 hrs

Welcome Reception, SkyCity Convention Centre
Location: Auckland Rooms
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Friday 7th April 2017

0730 - 1900

Registration Desk Open

0900 - 1030 

Opening Ceremony and Plenary
Location: New Zealand Rooms 3-4

MC: James Elliott
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Formal Opening: Sir Anand Satynand, GNZM, QSO
Plenary: Current International Business Environment, Phil O'Reilly

1030 - 1100

Morning Tea

1100 - 1230

Plenary: Filling the gap: with or without TPP, issues of Asian trade, investment, politics and security remain
Location: New Zealand Rooms 3-4

Moderators:

  • Fernando Hurtado de Mendoza, Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano
  • Corey Norton, Trade Pacific Law

1230-1400

Lunch

1400-1530

Concurrent Committee Sessions

Artificial intelligence at work - How AI is and will be used in the workplace and the legal issues that arise (Corporate Counsel; Employment and Immigration Law; Technology, Media & Telecommunications)
Location: Parnell Room

Connecting and converging transfer pricing, customs, duty and BEPS - it's not getting any easier! (Part 1)
(Tax Law; International Trade)
Location: Marlborough Room 1

Corporate criminal liability and investigations (Anti-Corruption and the Rule of Law (Ad Hoc))
Location: Epsom Room 3

Differences between financial investors and strategic investors (Cross-Border Investment)
Location: Epsom Room 2

Hot topics on investment treaty arbitration (Dispute Resolution and Arbitration)
Location: Marloborough Room 2

One event, many losses - resolving catastrophe, crisis and class action claims (Insurance)
Location: Marlborough Room 3

Prospectus liability: Do the disclaimers/legends work? (Banking, Finance and Securities)
Location: Epsom Room 1

1530-1600

Afternoon Tea

1600-1730

Concurrent Committee Sessions

Anti-corruption programs in today's law firm (Anti-Corruption and the Rule of Law (Ad Hoc); Legal Practice)
Location: Epsom Room 3

Connecting and converging transfer pricing, customs, duty and BEPS - it's not getting any easier! (Part 2) (Tax Law; International Trade)
Location: Marlborough Room 1

Cross-border cooperation and communication in large corporate group insolvencies (Insolvency)
Location: Epsom Room 1

Drafting cross-border contracts (Cross-Border Investment)
Location: Epsom Room 2

Impact of ethical standards on international arbitration (Dispute Resolution and Arbitration)
Location: Marlborough Room 2

Networks and data neutrality - who owns and utilize the core elements for the new ICT era to what extent? (Technology, Media and Telecommunications; Intellectual Property)
Location: Marlborough Room 3

Remedies in shipping insolvency (Maritime Law)
Location: Parnell Room

1900 - 2300

IPBA Gala Dinner 
Location:  New Zealand Rooms, SkyCity Convention Centre

2300-2400

After Party

Location: Bar 21, SkyCity Convention Centre

Saturday 8th April 2017

0730 - 1800

Registration Desk Open

0830-1000

Concurrent Committee Sessions

An entertaining debate on the benefit of cut and dry dispute resolution procedures (International Construction Projects)
Location: New Zealand Room 3

Base erosion and profit sharing (BEPS) recent developments and implementation: Countries are not only welcome but some have gate-crashed the BEPS party to stake their claim on their share of the "untaxed or minimally-taxed revenue" (Part 1) (Tax Law)
Location: Marlborough Room 1

Developing the international lawyer (Legal Development and Training)
Location: Epsom Room 2

Disruption and transformation in the energy sector: 'Shotgun' M&A and other trends (Energy & Natural Resources)
Location: Parnell Room

Emergency arbitrator - a useful tool or useless phenomenon? (Dispute Resolution and Arbitration)
Location: Marlborough Room 2

The funding of insolvency (Insolvency; Banking, Finance and Securities)
Location: Epsom Room 1

What is keeping me awake at night: How to turn challenges into competitive advantages (Legal Practice)
Location: Marlborough Room 3

1000-1030 Morning Tea
1030-1200

Concurrent Committee Sessions

Asian competition law policy and practice roundtable (Part 1) (Competition Law)
Location: New Zealand Room 1

Base erosion and profit sharing (BEPS) recent developments and implementation: Countries are not only welcome but some have gate-crashed the BEPS party to stake their claim on their share of the "untaxed or minimally-taxed revenue" (Part 2) (Tax Law)
Location: Marlborough Room 1

Brexit and the effect on financing around the world? (Banking, Finance and Securities)
Location: Marlborough Room 3

Connectivity and convergence in employment: Representing the multinational companies across borders (Employment & Immigration Law)
Location: Parnell Room

Current issues in aviation (Aviation Law)
Location: Epsom Room 1

Distressed M&A transactions (Cross-Border Investment; Insolvency)
Location: Epsom Room 2

How to manage multi-jurisdictional IP portfolios in the Asia Pacific Rim, in view of the Intellectual Property Provisions of the TPP, the ASEAN Framework Agreement on IP Cooperation and the Memorandum of Understanding between ASEAN Countries and China in respect (Intellectual Property)
Location: New Zealand Room 4

Ladies, lets do it IT (Women Business Lawyers)
Location: Epsom Room 3


Privilege and its impact on discovery/documents production (Dispute Resolution and Arbitration)
Location: Marlborough Room 2

1200-1330 Lunch 

1330-1500

Concurrent Committee Sessions

Asian competition law policy and practice roundtable (Part 2) (Competition Law)
Location: New Zealand Room 1

Common international construction issues and their solutions (International Construction Projects)
Location: New Zealand Room 3

Cross border transactions and environmental law compliances and concerns (Cross-Border Investment; Environmental Law)
Location: Epsom Room 2

Directors liabilities and responsibilities in corporate insolvencies (Insolvency)
Location: Epsom Room 3

Employment relationships 2.0: Protection of IP. programs, systems and documents (Employment & Immigration Law)
Location: Parnell Room

Fintech: Key legal challenges Fintech companies are facing in different jurisdictions (Banking, Finance and Securities; Technology, Media & Telecommunications)
Location: Marlborough Room 3

Free trade in services, or not?: Efforts and difficulties to liberalize trade in services (International Trade)
Location: New Zealand Room 4

National interference in arbitration - is the Idea of “Free & Fair” international arbitration under threat?
 (Dispute Resolution and Arbitration)
Location: Marlborough Room 2


Recent tax developments: Connecting and converging cross-Asia Pacific investments (Part 1) (Tax Law)
Location: Marlborough Room 1

Small and medium size enterprises and cross border transaction in the APEC region (Cross-Border Investment; APEC; Corporate Counsel)
Location: Epsom Room 1

1500-1530 Afternoon Tea

1530-1700

Concurrent Committee Sessions

"Clean" trade - Anti-bribery and corruption risk and the international supply chain (Anti-Corruption and the Rule of Law (Ad Hoc); International Trade)
Location: Epsom Room 3

Efficient arbitration - Techniques to minimise delay and expense in international cross-border disputes (Dispute Resolution and Arbitration)
Location: Marlborough Room 2

FITs and starts: Recent trends in renewable energy generation in the Asia Pacific (Energy & Natural Resources)
Location: Parnell Room


International financial institutions and cross border projects (Cross-Border Investment; Banking, Finance and Securities)
Location: Epsom Room 1

Recent tax developments: Connecting and converging cross-Asia Pacific investments (Part 2) (Tax Law)
Location: Marlborough Room 1

Shareholder agreements (Cross-Border Investment)
Location: Epsom Room 2

Wine, cheese, and the high life: Trade barriers, geographical indications, and other challenges to free trade in coveted agricultural products (International Trade)
Location: New Zealand Room 4

1900 - 2200 hrs

Farewell Party, Viaduct Events Centre 

Sunday 9th April 2017

0730 - 1300

Registration Desk Open

0830 - 1000

Concurrent Committee Sessions

Competition law issues in M&A transactions (Cross-Border Investment; Competition Law)
Location: Epsom Room 3

Exit strategies (Cross-Border Investment)
Location: Epsom Room 2

Challenges in developing a power project in a developing country – a case scenario (Energy & Natual Resources; International Construction Projects)
Location: New Zealand Room 3

Global estate planning for Asian high net worth individuals (Tax Law)
Location: Marlborough Room 1

"Green financing" (Banking, Finance and Securities; Environmental Law)
Location: Marlborough Room 3

Growing convergence in Asia Pacific maritime jurisprudence (Maritime Law)
Location: Parnell Room

Employee pensions in the event of insolvency (Insolvency)
Location: Epsom Room 1

Insurance disputes - successful strategies for both insureds and insurers (Insurance; Dispute Resolution and Arbitration)
Location: Marlborough Room 2

Trade and the environmental goods agreement (International Trade; Environmental Law)
Location: New Zealand Room 4

1000 - 1030

Morning Tea

1030 - 1200

IPBA AGM
Location: New Zealand Room 1

1200-1330

Lunch

1330

Officers' Wrap Up Meeting

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