Treaty Settlements

Introduction

Treaty of Waitangi and Post-Settlement Governance Entities
We have assisted claimant groups in all 4 stages of the Treaty Settlement process – including: 

-  The Pre-negotiation phase, including advising Iwi on mandating issues
 
- The Negotiation phase – including advising Iwi about negotiations with the Crown for a final Deed of Settlement
 
- Legislation – including negotiating and reviewing terms of settlement legislation before the settlement becomes law
 
- Implementation – including implementing settlements and assisting with the transfer of commercial and cultural redress properties 

We provide governance advice in relation to various legal structures, including Trusts, Joint Ventures and Post-Settlement Government Entities (PSGE’s) to receive Treaty of Waitangi settlement assets.  

We also offer expert strategic commercial and legal advice to help Maori organisations protect and develop their settlement assets. This includes advice on development projects, Joint Ventures, Partnerships and assistance with financing.

Treaty Settlements Team

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Troy Wano
Partner
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Miaana Walden
Associate