Anna specialises in competition and consumer law, economic regulation of infrastructure, and public law.
Anna acts for clients engaging with the Commerce Commission, including merger clearances, cartel investigations, and fair trading matters. She advises on the competition implications of business arrangements and acquisitions, and reviews marketing and other business practices for compliance with the Commerce Act, Fair Trading Act, and Consumer Guarantees Act.
Anna also provides tailored competition and consumer law compliance training across a range of industries, and develops compliance programmes to manage competition and consumer law risk.
Anna's public law experience includes assisting public sector clients with regulatory reform, legislative drafting, and administrative law matters.
Before returning to Buddle Findlay in 2018, Anna worked in the competition and regulation team at an international law firm in Australia.
Anna has been recognised as a 'Rising Star' in Legal 500 since 2020.
"Tony Dellow is a stand-out, as is Anna Parker. Tony is unflappable, proactive and provides extremely clear advice. Anna has the same qualities."
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022
"Anna Parker has good expertise in competition law and analysis. She is smart, conscientious, and produces very high quality work to deadlines."
Legal 500 2021
- Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law from King’s College London
- Co-author of Competition Law chapters of LexisNexis Commercial Law in New Zealand and LexisNexis Guide to Competition Law textbook
- Member of the Competition Law and Policy Institute of New Zealand, and Law and Economics Association of New Zealand
Acting for Zoetis
to obtain clearance from the Commerce Commission for its acquisition of animal health business Jurox
Advising clients on cartel investigations
including the application of the Commerce Commission's Cartel Leniency and Immunity Policy
Acting for Infratil
in its successful application for Commerce Commission clearance for its landmark $3.4b acquisition of Vodafone New Zealand with Brookfield Asset Management
to respond to allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct, fair trading investigations and Advertising Standards Authority complaints
on its successful application for Commerce Commission clearance to acquire Smartpay
Advising Toyota New Zealand
on competition and consumer law issues