Tue 26 March | 4:00PM - 6:15PM | Your desk or portable device

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Why do lawyers need to worry about company valuations and fair value? Isn’t it something for expert accountants and financial analysts to sort out at the relevant time?

Focussing on private companies, this seminar will explore when the need for company/share valuations arises in practice (other than the sale and purchase of a business), how the issue is usually dealt with (or not dealt with), key terms and methodologies, and how having a greater understanding of these matters will help you instruct (or provide for referral to) an expert to determine valuation.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain a better understanding of the circumstances where share value is important, and what the law requires.
  • Become more knowledgeable about the meaning of various key terms, and their implications.
  • In respect of valuation methodologies, delve into key practicalities such as critical issues and how these impact on the end result.
  • Benefit from practical tips for drafting clauses, and instructing and dealing with experts.

Who should attend?

Commercial and company lawyers, general practitioners


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Brendan Lyne
Principal and Director
Lyne Davis Opinion Limited

Brendan is a director and principal of Lyne Davis Opinion which is a boutique practice focusing on independent expert financial opinions. He has more than 40 years’ accounting and corporate finance experience. A significant portion of his time is spent on business and share valuations, shareholder disputes and evidence in respect of trusts.

Brendan is an experienced expert witness and has been appointed by the Courts and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand as such. He provides expert evidence in the areas of economic damages assessments, forensic accounting, valuation and other financial matters. He regularly appears as an expert witness in the High Court, Family Court and other tribunals.  

Chris Gordon

Bell Gully

Chris is a corporate and commercial lawyer with over 30 years’ experience practising in New Zealand and the United States of America.  His experience includes corporate governance and compliance, overseas investment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, infrastructure developments, commercial contracting and competitive tenders.  He has over  20 years’ experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors. 

Chris has achieved external recognition and strong client endorsement for his expertise and pragmatic, solutions-driven approach.  He is a trusted adviser to publicly-listed and private companies, their boards and executive management.  Chris is also a past Chair of Bell Gully, having led the firm from 2015 to 2018.


Benjamin Jacobs
Special Counsel