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When: 05 - 06 April 2017
Where: Auckland, New Zealand
The WSG 2017 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting, held in Auckland, New Zealand and hosted by MinterEllisonRuddWatts was a tremendous success welcoming over 31 participants from 24 firms worldwide. The program featured exceptional guest speakers and offered valuable networking opportunities among WSG members.

Wednesday 05 April
19:00
Welcome Dinner
Ostro Brasserie & Bar
Seafarers Building | 52 Tyler Street | Auckland 1010

Thursday 06 April
08:30 - 09:00
Registration & Check-In
MinterEllisonRuddWatts Offices - Level 20, Boardroom
Lumley Centre | 88 Shortland Street | Auckland 1010

09:00 - 09:15
Welcome

09:15 - 10:00
Speaker Presentation
Trading in an Uncertain World: Post TPP Trade Agenda for New Zealand & Asia

This presentation will set out the strategic choices and the potential impacts for New Zealand and the wider region.

Guest Speaker: Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director, NZ International Business Forum

10:00 - 10:45
Speaker Presentation
One Belt, One Road

  • - What does this mean to our legal practice?
  • - What does this mean to our friend firms Worldwide?
  • - What does this mean to leading Chinese law firms, such as Han Kun Law?

Guest Speaker: Joyce Li, Partner Han Kun Law

10:45 - 11:00
Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45
Speaker Presentation
Advising Governments in Disaster Recovery – Christchurch Earthquake Case Study


Guest Speaker: Sarah Sinclair, Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

11:45 - 12:30
General Counsel Panel Discussion
Fostering Better Relationships with General Counsel
  • - What are General Counsels looking for in terms of "innovation" from their law firms?
  • - Do panels deliver real benefits to corporate and General Counsels?
  • - What common mistakes do law firms tend to repeat when delivering services?

Moderator: Cameron Taylor, Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Panelists:
Melissa Anastasiou, General Counsel, Spark New Zealand
Scott Weenink, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Auckland International Airport Limited
John Rodger, General Counsel, Vector Limited
Karen Clayton, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Air New Zealand

12:30 - 12:45
WSG Regional Updates

12:45 - 14:00
Luncheon


19:00
MinterEllisonRuddWatts IPBA Reception

Hosts: WSG 2017 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

        

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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