Partner, Wellington

Susie Kilty

Susie Kilty


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

Susie regularly acts for clients when they engage with the Commerce Commission and Overseas Investment Office (OIO), including as part of breach investigations under the Commerce Act, Fair Trading Act, and the Overseas Investment Act.

Susie is an experienced public and administrative lawyer, having been a key adviser to the former Electricity Commission on significant grid investment decisions, as well as advising private sector clients on engaging with public sector entities.

She advises government departments, and is frequently involved in helping clients (public and private sector) on core public law matters, including handling Official Information Act requests.

  • Member of the Overseas Investment Office's Legal Reference Group, a panel of senior OIO expert advisers
  • Ranked as a leading individual for competition by Legal 500

Work highlights

Advising Sixth Street as part of a consortium with BGH Capital

on the consortium's successful acquisition of Pushpay Holdings by way of a scheme of arrangement

Advising The Coca Cola Company

on the overseas investment aspects of its acquisition of a number of New Zealand beverage brands, as part of a multinational acquisition of brands in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji

Advising Nestlé Health Science

on its acquisition of 100% of The Better Health Company from CDH Investments and the company's founding shareholders

Advising Infratil

on the OIO aspects of its acquisition of Brookfield's 49.95% shareholding in the ultimate holding company of One NZ

Acting for DrylandCarbon

a limited partnership between four major NZX-listed companies, in its acquisition of numerous forestry assets across New Zealand

Advising Strand (a handbag and luggage retailer operating across Australia and New Zealand)

on proceedings brought against it by the Commerce Commission