Lucy Cooper (Hare)

Lucy Hare

Lucy Cooper (Hare)

Partner, Wellington

Competition & antitrust

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T:+64 4 498 2406

M:+64 27 948 1748


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


2006, New Zealand

Lucy's focus is on competition/antitrust law.

Lucy has extensive experience advising domestic and international clients spanning the UK, Europe and Australia, having worked in the competition departments of both Slaughter and May in London and Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King & Wood Mallesons) in Sydney.

Lucy has an extensive range of experience advising on cartel investigations and merger clearances before the New Zealand 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 multijurisdictional merger clearances and antitrust investigations in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

Lucy is recognised as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific 2020, and as a next generation lawyer in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019.

Recent experience

Lucy has advised:

  • Z Energy on its acquisition of Chevron New Zealand's downstream business (including its Caltex service station network)
  • Expedia on its successful application for Commerce Commission clearance of its global acquisition of Wotif

  • Boral on its successful application for Commerce Commission clearance of its global joint venture with USG Corporation

  • on 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