Commercial Law Series: Staying Out of Trouble – Companies Act Compliance and Dealing with Potential Shareholder Disputes (On Demand)

Recorded Seminar 2 CPD Hrs
At your desk or on your portable device


The administrative obligations of companies under the Companies Act are often overlooked, and likewise the need for obtaining and properly documenting board and shareholder decisions. Avoid these potential pitfalls by refreshing your understanding of some of the ongoing compliance and decision-making obligations for companies under the Companies Act.

The panel discusses shareholder disputes, including remedies which a disgruntled shareholder may seek to pursue under the Companies Act and some of the common mechanisms used in shareholders’ agreements to protect the rights of shareholders in the event of a dispute.

Learning Outcomes

  • Refresh your knowledge of some of the ongoing compliance obligations for companies under the Companies Act and the approval requirements for certain transactions.
  • Gain a better understanding of the shareholder dispute remedies under the Companies Act.
  • Learn about some of the dispute resolution mechanisms that may form part of a shareholders’ agreement.

Who should view?

Junior and intermediate corporate lawyers who wish to upskill and/or receive a refresher, and general practitioners who do corporate work..

Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Garry Downs

Bell Gully

Garry is a senior partner in Bell Gully’s corporate team with over 30 years’ experience advising leading corporates on major transactions and their key business issues. Garry specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance advice, energy and major infrastructure project development and has leading sector expertise in energy and utilities. His clients are across a broad spectrum of industries and he is a trusted advisor to significant New Zealand companies and to Iwi organisations advising on their commercial activities. Garry is consistently recognised as a leading lawyer in independent international directories.

Dean Alderton

Bell Gully

Dean is a partner in Bell Gully’s corporate team and has local and international experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital raisings, takeovers and joint ventures. Dean advises clients across a broad range of industries and sectors, including primary industries, energy, healthcare, telecommunications, retail and technology. Dean was appointed a partner at the start of 2015. He was previously a corporate partner with Dentons in Dubai and a senior lawyer at Gilbert + Tobin in Sydney. 

Joyce Tan

Bell Gully

Joyce is a solicitor in Bell Gully’s corporate team. Prior to joining Bell Gully, Joyce was a corporate solicitor in the Singapore branch of Eversheds. She works on a wide range of transactions, including advising on shareholder agreements, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.


Garry Downs
Bell Gully