Senior Solicitor, Auckland

Michael Finucane

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Michael specialises in corporate and commercial law, advising public and private sector clients on contractual, regulatory, privacy and procurement-related matters.

Michael has particular experience in the health sector.  In addition to drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements, he advises on medico-legal issues, health sector regulation, privacy law and the management of investigations by regulators including the Health and Disability Commissioner.  Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Michael practised at a specialist medico-legal firm.

Work highlights

Assisting a District Health Board

in negotiating and drafting agreements for the ongoing outsourcing of surgical care

Advising a major private surgical hospital group

on the design and drafting of its internal regulations, bylaws and credentialing processes across multiple hospitals

Assisting a newly formed professional body

with the negotiation and documentation of its establishment funding

Advising innovating health businesses

on issues relating to the approval, importation, prescribing and advertising of medicines

Advising and advocating for a major aged care provider

in relation to an HDC investigation, including challenging aspects of the investigation process

Advising a health education provider

on their policies and contractual arrangements governing students and trainers