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Aotahi 29 April Notes

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Treaty of Waitangi
How is it relevant?
Sasha Mcmeeking

How is the Treaty of Waitangi relevant to contemporary legal issues?
Next lectures
Understanding the Treaty: self-determination and land
The evolving Treaty- key legal decisions
Where could the Treaty be heading: Settlements and constitutional options- constitutional frontiers we could be heading into
Do you think the treaty of Waitangi is relevant to what you might do as a lawyer?
Founding document- increasingly organisations are trying to get effect to the treaty of

Commercial Law
Relates to setting up companies, transactions between companies, due diligence on behalf of a client, make sure the client is not on the wrong side of inland revenue department
Is for the big law firms, main way they make money
There are a huge number of lawyers involved in commercial law
Set up companies
Negotiate and structure commercial deals
Ensure compliance with tax, reporting etc,
How is the Treaty relevant?
40 billion economy. 50 billion economy- Maori
Special types of entities
Special types of rules
Special types of deals
On behalf of land disputes Treaty is relevant

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