20100310 MANU AO (2010-02) - Selwyn Hayes

Seminar topic: Commercial Insights to the Treaty Settlement Process The Treaty of Waitangi settlement process is an enormous, time and resource sapping, undertaking for most if not all claimant groups. However, with the many challenges, comes opportunity, particularly with the commercial and financial redress components of each settlement. Unfortunately, the ability for claimants to maximise the commercial potential of these settlements is often inhibited by many factors – including the settlement process itself. Selwyn will share his insights as a commercial practitioner working in the Treaty settlements area. He will discuss common commercial issues faced by claimant groups undertaking direct Treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown, and will highlight various approaches his firm is taking with claimant groups to address specific issues and capitalise on commercial opportunities within each settlement.