Beyond Borders – New Zealand

Beyond Borders – New Zealand

Venue : Online

Event Start Date : Wednesday 06 April 2022

Event End Date : Wednesday 06 April 2022

Event Start Time : 12:00 pm

Event End Time : 01:00 pm

Registration Start Date : Tuesday 08 March 2022

Registration End Date : Wednesday 06 April 2022

In an increasingly globalised world, you will encounter cross-border deals involving other countries or you may decide to work overseas or be seconded to an overseas office. This series gives you an insight into the legal systems of other countries and how it is like to work as an in-house counsel there.


To kick off this series, SCCA Student Chapter is honoured to collaborate with the In-house Lawyers Association of New Zealand to bring you insights into in-house landscape of New Zealand. If you are an in-house counsel or law student interested to know more about the legal landscape of New Zealand and how it is like to work there, join us to hear from New Zealand in-house counsels.


This webinar is organised by SCCA Student Chapter. SCCA Student Chapter aims to bring the wider law student community together and to develop the next generation of in-house counsels. For more information on the SCCA Student Chapter and to take part in its activities, please visit here.




Anitesh is employed as a Senior Solicitor with Auckland Council’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution team.  As part of his role at Auckland Council, Anitesh is involved in providing strategic and legal advice to internal stakeholders on litigation matters and has appeared as Senior Counsel in the Court of Appeal, High Court and the District Court on several matters.

Before joining Auckland Council, Anitesh was with the central government for a number of years and worked mainly in the Family and Criminal jurisdiction. Anitesh has also worked in private practice in Wellington and Brisbane and is admitted in New Zealand and in Australia.

Anitesh holds a Juris Doctor (specialising in Corporate, Commercial and International Trade Law) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Bond University in Gold Coast.  Anitesh also holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Microbiology and Immunology from University of Otago.

Anitesh has a keen interest in the lawtech/legaltech space and how technology can enhance ways to provide accurate legal advice and cost-effective litigation.

Outside of work Anitesh enjoys fishing, travelling and cooking.



Ben has been a lawyer for over 20 years, the first 15 in the UK - initially working for a large law firm, then for Barclays Bank. On moving to New Zealand, Ben joined MinterEllisonRuddWatts and requalified as a New Zealand lawyer before moving back inhouse again in late 2019 to join Xero where he still works today. 


Ben has always specialised in Mergers & Acquisitions and has helped buy companies and businesses in more than 25 jurisdictions around the world. At Xero, he is helping in its purpose to make life better for people in small business, their advisers, and their communities. Alongside advising on M&A, he and his team support the treasury function, provide strategic and commercial advice, and assist with corporate law issues. 


Ben is married with two teenage children and loves photography, Formula 1, rugby and cycling.

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