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Gus Stewart

Special Counsel

+64 9 972 3755
+64 21 161 8111
gus.stewart@matthewslaw.co.nz

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Gus Stewart
Gus Stewart is a Special Counsel at Matthews Law. He is a senior lawyer specialising in all aspects of competition and consumer law, including merger control, cartels, regulatory investigations and fair trading issues. He is ranked as an “Up and Coming” practitioner in Chambers Asia-Pacific (Competition/Antitrust, 2020) and a “Next Generation Lawyer” in Legal 500 (Competition Law, 2019). He also has experience drafting a wide range of commercial agreements, including joint venture (collaboration) agreements.

Gus is recognised as “a rising star” of the practice, active in all areas of competition law and increasingly “involved in larger matters.”  One source sums up as follows: Gus is exceptionally talented and knowledgeable with a natural ability to understand the details and, just as importantly, to understand which of the details are critically important.(Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2020)

Gus has advised clients in a wide range of industries including construction, health, real estate, dairy, and telecommunications, and deals with the New Zealand Commerce Commission on a regular basis.

Prior to joining Matthews Law, Gus was an in-house lawyer at 2degrees where his responsibilities included marketing and privacy law issues, negotiations with suppliers and dealers/distributors, contract review, and assisting with regulatory submissions. Before that he was a solicitor in the Competition & Regulatory, and the Telecommunications, Media & Technology teams at trans-Tasman law firm Minter Ellison Rudd Watts.

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