Special Counsel, Auckland

Anna Parker

Anna Parker


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.

  • 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

Work highlights

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

Assisting clients

to respond to allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct, fair trading investigations and Advertising Standards Authority complaints

Advising Verifone

on its successful application for Commerce Commission clearance to acquire Smartpay

Advising Toyota New Zealand

on competition and consumer law issues