In-House Counsel – Who Is Your New Client? (webinar)

Webinar 1 CPD Hr
Wed 22 February | 12:00PM - 1:00PM | Your desk or on your portable device

Synopsis

The range of entities which In-House Counsel can advise and represent has widened under the Shared Services Rule Change , but it is still important for them to take care. How does the change affect you and for whom can you now provide services? This webinar will discuss the Shared Services Rule Change, its impact and implementation including the requirement of independence, and the scope of legal professional privilege between In-House Counsel and their employer.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a better understanding of the Shared Services Rule Change.
  • Learn more about the impact of the Shared Services Rule Change and how to implement the changes.
  • Receive practical insights into how the Shared Services Rule Change affects Crown entities as well as the private sector.
  • Gain insight into how the concept of professional privilege affects In-House Counsel.

Who should attend?

Public sector lawyers working in Government departments, and Crown entities and agencies, local Government and regulatory agencies as well as private sector legal counsel working in both public and private companies.

 

 

Presenters


Saar Cohen-Ronen
Crown Counsel

Saar is a Crown Counsel in Crown Law’s Public Prosecutions Unit which facilitates the Solicitor-General’s oversight for all public prosecutions in New Zealand. He is also involved in several projects on behalf of the Solicitor-General, covering a variety of constitutional and public law aspects, such as shared services within the Crown or the operation of the ‘no surprises’ principle between ministers and departmental CEs. Prior to joining Crown Law Saar was a departmental prosecutor for 12 years and represented various government departments and agencies in courts and tribunals. Between 2013 and 2015 he was the Secretary of the Departmental Prosecutors Forum.   


John Blair
Former General Counsel
Air New Zealand

After gaining experience of in house corporate legal work in Europe including at the major conglomerate BTR Group, John joined Air New Zealand in 1996 as General Counsel. Since then, twenty-one years experience in the dynamic international aviation industry have provided numerous legal, regulatory, liability, corporate governance and aviation insurance challenges. Managing a team of lawyers, two insurance professionals the company secretarial function and the property portfolio in this complex industry has required a good understanding of laws in multiple jurisdictions as well as the role of in-house counsel in contributing to business success and the importance of good governance throughout organisations. John is current Chair of the Listed Companies Association which advocates on many common interest issues to businesses listed on NZX.