Neil Anderson

Neil Anderson

Neil Anderson

Partner, Wellington

Competition & antitrust

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T:+64 4 498 6313

M:+64 27 278 9494

E:neil.anderson@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

BA, LLB (1st Class Hons), University of Otago

Admitted

1997, New Zealand

Neil specialises in competition, regulatory and antitrust law.

With extensive experience engaging with regulators, Neil focuses on merger proposals, formal investigations of alleged anti-competitive conduct and industry-specific regulatory issues. He has instructed various domestic and international parties on cartel enforcement matters, including Commerce Commission investigations and participation in the Commission’s leniency policy.

Advising across a range of industries, he has particular expertise in telecommunications, oil and gas (both upstream and downstream), post and electricity. He also advises a number of primary sector clients including those in the meat and fishing industries.

Recognised as a Band 1 lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 and as a leading individual by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020.

Recent highlights

  • Advising Z Energy on its acquisition of Chevron New Zealand’s downstream business, including its Caltex service station network.
  • Assisting global online travel company Expedia Inc on its acquisition of Australian travel agency Wotif.
  • Advising Vector on its acquisition of Arc Innovations, Meridian Energy's smart metering business, and on acquisition Contact Energy’s gas metering business.
  • Instructing Boral on its global joint venture with USG Corporation.
  • Assisting BlueScope Steel (NZ) on its acquisition of the assets of Pacific Steel Group’s steel production business from Fletcher Steel.
  • Acting for Universal music on its global acquisition of EMI’s recorded music business.
Competition & antitrust; Corporate & commercial; International trade & investment; Mergers & acquisitions; Regulatory law

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Energy & natural resources; Oil & gas

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