Buddle Findlay announces the appointment of new partner Olly Peers and special counsel Catherine Miller, effective 1 January 2022.
Olly is based in Buddle Findlay's Christchurch office and specialises in litigation and dispute resolution.
Olly's experience and areas of interest include company law, contract law, judicial review, debt recovery, insolvency, local government issues, regulatory enforcement, professional disciplinary matters and Estate disputes. Olly has appeared in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and has experience in all dispute resolution forums.
Olly has a particular interest in company disputes, including shareholder actions. He has acted in a number of significant minority shareholder actions under section 174 of the Companies Act 1993. He regularly provides advice to corporate clients on directors' duties and Companies Act compliance issues.
Olly also has significant experience in complex contractual disputes, judicial review proceedings and statutory and regulatory issues affecting local authorities and Government agencies.
Catherine is based in Buddle Findlay's Auckland office and specialises in health and commercial law.
Catherine has experience in drafting, revising and negotiating agreements, and in advising on procurement processes and tender documentation. She has also assisted clients with franchise agreements and advice.
Catherine also has experience in advising on legal compliance, medico-legal issues (including consent to treatment, competency issues and mental health), inquiries and investigations, governance, and policy development. Catherine has also advised on Official Information Act and Privacy Act requests, and compliance with the Health Information Privacy Code.