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Synopsis

The breakdown of shareholder relationships is common. So, what options are available for parties to try and “unlock” these situations? Perhaps more than you might think. Providing insights into a range of possible solutions for shareholders, this On Demand webinar assists practitioners in equipping their clients to try and disentangle themselves from difficult and distressing shareholder relationship breakdowns. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain insights into the types of situations in which a shareholder relationship may reach discord.
  • Expand your knowledge of options available for shareholders, whether in a shareholders’ agreement, under statute or otherwise, including buy-outs, derivative actions and liquidation applications, and learn how some options may be pursued concurrently.
  • Achieve an understanding of how “minority” protection is not just for minority shareholders.

Who should view? 

Corporate/Commercial lawyers and litigators, and general practitioners. Accountants and financial advisers etc will also find the content useful.

Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.

Presenters

Dean Alderton
Partner
Bell Gully

Dean advises clients across a broad range of industries and sectors, including primary industries, energy, healthcare, telecommunications, retail and technology. He also regularly advises on complex cross-border deals.

Since joining Bell Gully in 2012, Dean has been part of the team that advised First State Investments on its acquisition of Vector's gas transmission and non-Auckland gas distribution businesses including the Maui gas pipeline, Vodafone on its acquisition of TelstraClear, Independent Liquor on its acquisition and disposal of The Mill, and the Metro Performance Glass and Wynyard Group initial public offerings

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. During this time he advised on a number of significant merger and acquisition and private equity transactions in the Middle East and Asia Pacific.


Greg Blanchard QC

Greg is a specialist commercial litigator. He has successfully resolved numerous shareholder disputes. He appears at all levels of the New Zealand courts. He is also well-versed in alternative methods of dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.

Greg is a member of Shortland Chambers. Before joining the independent bar in 2008, he was a litigation partner of the firm Kensington Swan.