We are the adviser of choice on public law and regulatory issues in New Zealand.
We solve public and regulatory issues from the day-to-day to the most complex and controversial. We are public law specialists that know what we are talking about, can achieve the best result for you, and deliver value for money.
If you are in the public sector, we can help you to develop and implement regulatory solutions that work. We do this by working closely with you to ensure that your process is robust and achieves your goals effectively.
If you are in the private sector, we can help you interact with government or respond to regulation. As part of a successful commercial law firm, we understand the commercial drivers of your business and can help you represent your commercial interests to decision-makers.
Our clients include the Electricity Authority, Ministry of Primary Industries, Sky Network Television, Contact Energy, Auckland Council, New Zealand Transport Agency, Ministry of Health, District Health Boards, Tertiary Education Commission, and Zespri International.
"An in-demand practice, frequently engaged by national and local government entities and draws upon several team members' experiences of working in government."
Chambers and Partners
Acting as primary legal adviser to the Electricity Authority (and its predecessor, the Electricity Commission)Recent work includes drafting new prudential security requirements for the wholesale electricity market. We are also the lead adviser on the Authority's transmission pricing methodology review
Advising Zespri Internationalon regulatory issues relating to Zespri's single desk export role and non-discrimination rule for the purchase of kiwifruit
Advising the Ministry of Health and all DHBson the review and rewrite of the national Primary Health Organisations Services Agreement between DHBs and PHOs
Advising SKY Television
on public law and regulatory issues