NZCA Combined Offshore Conference 2019

On 26 June, at the invitation of ANZ Bank Catherine presented to a group of 40 lawyers and accountants from NZ Law and NZ Chartered Accountants (NZCA) during their Combined Offshore Conference 2019. NZ Law and NZCA are associations of independent law and accounting firms with 55 and 30 members respectively across New Zealand.

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Catherine O'Connell
Quick Contract Tips #4: How do I amend a contract half way through?

Q: What events trigger a contract amendment?

When the daily operations of business with your business counterparty deviates from what you originally agreed to with them in the contract, I recommend that you think about amending your contract to reflect the actual practice. An example is where you extend the term of the contract (say, from 1 year to 3 years) where, due to wishing to continue the good working relationship or if the project has extended beyond term.

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Catherine O'Connell
Dealing with Lawyers 101

Maybe it’s your first time to hire a lawyer ever, let alone that being the case in Japan. How do you go about it, what should you ask for, and what can you expect to receive from the lawyer you hire? Here are 5 Basic tips to help you when hiring your lawyer in Japan

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Catherine O'Connell