Iwi Settlements and Kaitiakitanga: Engaging with the $50bn Maori Economy (live stream)

Live Stream 2 CPD Hrs
Tue 03 September | 4:00PM - 6:15PM | Your desk or on your portable device


The Maori economy is now estimated at $50bn, but managing large investments comes with great responsibility. Maori-owned businesses are unique because they are driven not just by financial outcomes but by the principles of kaitiakitanga (responsibility), manaakitanga (supporting people) and taonga tuku ihi mo nga uri whakatipu (guardianship of resources for future generations).

What are the key legal and cultural factors you need to take into account when working with firms which do business with Maori entities? How do we ensure that Maori legal and financial structures meet their cultural and ethical responsibilities? How does the tax system work for and against iwi? The specialist Te Wake Ture team at Chapman Tripp will walk you through what you need to know. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the post-settlement governance model.
  • Learn more about how the tax system affects Maori.
  • Learn the pros and cons of using limited partnerships.
  • Gain insights into how to do business with Maori entities. 

Who should attend?

Commercial lawyers and general practitioners. Accountants and financial advisers may also find this topic useful. 

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Te Aopare Dewes
Roia Whakarae
(Senior Associate),
Te Waka Ture,
Chapman Tripp

Te Aopare specialises in corporate and commercial law, with a focus on structuring and general commercial advice for iwi, Maori landowners and private equity clients.

She advises clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters including general contracting, governance advice and structuring generally, with a particular emphasis on the use, documentation and establishment of limited partnerships.

Te Aopare is from Ngati Porou and Ngati Rangitihi; is a fluent speaker of Te Reo Maori and a member of Chapman Tripp’s Maori Legal Group, Te Waka Ture.

Robert Grignon
Senior Legal Advisor, Tax
Chapman Tripp

Robert is a tax specialist advising clients on a wide range of tax matters including M&A transactions, cross-border investment, property transactions, tax disputes and post-settlement iwi corporate structuring.

Robert’s recent experience includes advising Ngati Whatua Orakei on their Toi Tupu Savings and Investment scheme, Toi Ora health insurance scheme and Kainga Tuatahi residential development.

Robert began his legal career in Chicago where he assisted SME business owners with corporate structuring, taxation, estate planning and succession planning.


Geoff Hardy
Martelli McKegg