Lucy Cooper (Hare)

Lucy Hare

Lucy Cooper (Hare)

Senior Associate, Wellington

Corporate & commercial

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T:+64 4 498 2406

M:+64 27 948 1748

E:lucy.cooper@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

LLB (1st Class Hons), BA, Victoria University of Wellington; MSc, London School of Economics

Lucy is a competition/antitrust lawyer with extensive experience advising domestic and international clients.

Lucy joined Chapman Tripp in 2013 after working for Slaughter and May in London and Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) in Sydney.

In New Zealand, Lucy previously worked for another national law firm and in the Opposition Leader’s Office. She has advised on merger clearances before the Commerce Commission, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, United Kingdom Office of Fair Trading and Competition Commission (now the Competition and Markets Authority) and the European Commission. She has also assisted with multi-jurisdictional merger clearances.

Recent experience

Lucy has advised on:

  • Commerce Commission merger clearances, including:
    • Z Energy on its acquisition of Chevron New Zealand’s downstream business (including its Caltex service station network)
    • Expedia Inc on its acquisition of Australian travel agency Wotif
    • Boral on its global joint venture with USG Corporation
  • Commerce Commission investigations of cartel and other anti-competitive conduct, and consumer protection issues, including advising Bayleys on the Commission’s recent real estate cartel investigation, and
  • a variety of offshore and New Zealand clients on their everyday competition and consumer protection law issues.
Competition & antitrust; Corporate & commercial; International trade & investment; Mergers & acquisitions; Regulatory law

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