Our Expertise

Beehive Wellington

Our expertise covers competition law (antitrust), regulation and marketing law.

Our services include:

Merger Control

Merger analysis (advising on the likely competitive effects of proposed mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures), advising on appropriate strategies and preparing applications for clearance or authorisation when appropriate.

Cartels & Investigations

Advising on Commerce Commission investigations into alleged cartel conduct, alleged anti-competitive or misleading conduct, applications for “markers”, negotiating conditional leniency agreements and cooperation agreements (also known as immunity applications and agreements), or advising on other appropriate strategy.

Regulation & Access

Covering economic regulation (particularly for energy, telecommunications and dairy), industry-specific regulation (notably aviation), as well as advising on access pricing methodologies and refusals to supply (for both access providers and access seekers).

Marketing & Consumer Law

Including collateral review, terms of trade and privacy issues.

Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT or ICT)

Advising on a range of issues.

Our broader expertise:

Advisory (Counselling)

  • Strategies to reduce regulatory risk or avoid filings.
  • Structuring joint ventures and other collaboration.
  • Trade and intellectual property issues, including their interaction with competition law.
  • Abuse of market power (monopolization), including margin squeeze, predatory pricing and exclusionary conduct.

Investigations, Litigation & Compliance

  • Regulatory investigations (including “dawn raids”).
  • Audits and compliance programmes.
  • Advocacy and litigation support.

Policy & Strategy

  • Proactive strategic advice to help clients develop and implement business strategies.
  • Integrated strategies involving advocacy, media and policy options.
  • Economic and policy based analysis and advocacy.
  • Briefing papers and submissions to government and regulatory bodies.

Recognition

Our firm and senior lawyers are consistently recognised as experts by leading legal directories, including Chambers Asia–Pacific, Best Lawyers, Acquisition International, Global Competition Review, Corporate LiveWire, International Law Office, Who’s Who Legal, and Euromoney Expert Guides.

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