Anita specialises in litigation and has extensive experience in commercial dispute resolution.
She advises clients on a varied range of contentious matters, including in relation to intellectual property, regulatory investigations and prosecutions, competition law issues, contractual disputes and administrative law. Anita is highly experienced in resolving claims through court proceedings, arbitration, mediation and negotiation. She works with clients from a wide variety of industry sectors, including manufacturing and retail, professional services, media and aviation.
Anita has a Master's degree in law from the University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne), France. Following her postgraduate studies, she worked as a litigator for leading international law firms in Paris and London, with a particular focus on disputes arising in the energy industry and on product liability law.
Acting for SKY Television
on disputes under the Copyright Act and the Fair Trading Act
Acting in trade mark disputes
before the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand and the High Court
Advising on regulatory investigations and prosecutions
including by the Commerce Commission, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
Acting for major airlines
in claims made under the Warsaw and Montreal Conventions relating to passenger death and injury and damage to goods
Advising on product liability claims
brought by consumers and by regulatory bodies and coordinating product recalls
Advising the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board
in judicial review proceedings (Auckland Regional Rescue Helicopter Trust v Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board  NZHC 647).