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 is a corporate and commercial partner focusing on competition, regulatory and antitrust law.

Neil has extensive experience engaging with regulators on matters such as merger proposals, formal investigations of alleged anti-competitive conduct, and industry-specific regulatory issues.

He has worked right across the New Zealand economy, most notably in telecommunications, oil & gas (both upstream and downstream), post, and electricity. He also advises a number of primary sector clients, including in the meat and fishing industries. Neil is recognised as a leading competition lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific 2017.

Recent experience

Neil has advised: 

  • various parties in securing Commerce Commission clearance for M&A transactions, including:
    • Z Energy on its acquisition of Chevron New Zealand’s downstream business (including its Caltex service station network)
    • global online travel company Expedia Inc on its acquisition of Australian travel agency Wotif
    • Vector on its acquisition of Arc Innovations, Meridian Energy's smart metering business, and on its acquisition of the gas metering business of Contact Energy
    • Boral on its global joint venture with USG Corporation
    • BlueScope Steel (NZ) on its acquisition of the assets of Pacific Steel Group’s steel production business from Fletcher Steel
    • Universal music on its global acquisition of EMI’s recorded music business
  • various domestic and international parties on cartel enforcement matters, including Commerce Commission investigations and participation in the Commission’s leniency policy, and
  • a variety of clients on their everyday competition law issues including Holcim New Zealand, New Zealand Post, TVNZ, Shell, Chorus, Paymark, Wellington International Airport and Z Energy.
Competition & antitrust; Corporate & commercial; International trade & investment; Mergers & acquisitions; Regulatory law

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Energy & natural resources; Oil & gas

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