LEANZ, Law and Economics in New Zealand

Next Wellington Seminar

Next Wellington Seminar


The Law and Economics Association of New Zealand, Inc. (LEANZ) and Buddle Findlay invite you to the LEANZ AGM and a seminar with Hon Chris Finlayson QC and Phil Barry in which they reflect on some economic aspects of Treaty of Waitangi settlements – both good and bad.


Title:          Treaty of Waitangi Settlements: Discussion of economic aspects (good and bad)

Speakers:   Hon Chris Finlayson QC and Phil Barry

Date:         Monday, 24 June 2019

Venue:       Buddle Findlay, Level 17, Aon Centre 1 Willis St, Wellington, 6011

Time:         5 pm for light refreshments (note EARLIER START than usual to accommodate AGM). AGM to start at 5:30 pm sharp. Once the brief formalities are concluded, the seminar will follow


About the topic:

Phil Barry will speak about economic developments in post-settlement iwi, looking at the governance structures, investment strategies and financial performance of eight of the largest iwi since their respective settlements. Chris Finlayson will then speak from his experience as a practitioner and as Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations about the delays and other costs incurred in the legal process.

About the speakers:

Hon Chris Finlayson, QC is a barrister in private practice at Bankside Chambers. He is the former Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and was a Member of Parliament for over twelve years. He was previously a partner of Bell Gully and Brandon Brookfield.

Phil Barry is a founding Director of corporate advisers, TDB Advisory. Phil has provided economics and corporate finance advice to many of New Zealand’s largest corporates over the last twenty years. Phil is a member of the International Monetary Fund’s Panel of Fiscal Experts, a Director of Wellington Water and a chartered member of the Institute of Directors.



Queries about the event can be directed to:

Diego Villalobos, diego.villalobos@comcom.govt.nz


Lawyers may note that if this seminar is part of your learning objectives in your CPDPR, then the seminar can count for one hour of your 10 CPD hours. Please contact a LEANZ representative at the seminar to confirm your attendance.

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