Senior Associate, Wellington

Jessica White

Jessica White


Jessica specialises in competition and consumer, overseas investment, and administrative law, and advises both private and public sector clients.

Her competition and consumer law experience includes assisting clients in seeking merger clearance from competition regulators, engaging with regulators on behalf of clients subject to investigations, and advising on the structuring of commercial arrangements to minimise compliance risks.

She also assists clients to navigate the increasingly complex overseas investment regime in relation to a wide variety of transactions, including obtaining consents from  the Overseas Investment Office. 

Jessica's administrative law experience includes advising public sector clients on a wide range of matters, ranging from day to day compliance issues and official information requests to major regulatory determinations.

Jessica returned to Buddle Findlay in 2017 after spending several years at an international law firm based in Australia. 

  • Member of the Law and Economics Association of New Zealand
  • Member of the Competition Law and Policy Insitute of New Zealand

Work highlights

Advising the Infratil/Brookfield consortium

on the Overseas Investment Act implications of its acquisition of Vodafone New Zealand

Acting for CFPC Singapore Pte Ltd

(a part of China Forestry Group) on the Overseas Investment Act aspects of its acquisition of RMS FGI New Zealand, a holder of forestry rights over large forests near Wellington

Assisting the Commerce Commission

to make a significant regulatory determination relating to the dairy sector.  The decision turned on the Commission's interpretation of the governing statute, which was confirmed on appeal in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court

Advising Toll on competition issues

relating to the sale of its coastal and community shipping business to Sea Swift.  This included the process of applying for merger authorisation from the Australian Competition Tribunal.  This merger is one of only two applications for which authorisation has been granted in Australia

Acting for Kinetic NZ Holdings Ltd

in obtaining overseas investment consent for its acquisition of Go-Bus Holdings Ltd

Acting for the Infant Nutrition Council

on its successful application for authorisation of its Code of Practice for the marketing of Infant Formula in New Zealand

Alternate contacts

Tony Dellow

Partner, Wellington

Tony specialises in competition law and regulatory processes, especially in infrastructure industries. Tony’s practice is unique…

  • DDI +64 4 498 7304
  • M +64 21 349 651


Susie Kilty

Partner, Wellington

Susie specialises in competition, fair trading, overseas investment consents and economic regulation, particularly of infrastructure…

  • DDI +64 4 498 7356
  • M +64 21 792 134


Anna Parker

Senior Associate, Auckland

Anna specialises in competition and consumer law, economic regulation of infrastructure, and public law.…

  • DDI +64 9 363 0639
  • M +64 21 0234 2750