Sebastian Templeton

Sebastian Templeton

Senior Solicitor, Wellington

Corporate & commercial

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Qualifications

LLB, Victoria University of Wellington

Admitted

2012, New Zealand

Sebastian is a corporate lawyer specialising in competition and regulatory law.

Sebastian is experienced in merger control, enforcement matters, and assisting clients in regulated industries. He works closely with clients across a wide range of industries, including the airport, energy and telecommunications sectors.

Recent experience

Sebastian has advised:

  • clients in securing Commerce Commission clearance for M&A transactions, including:
    • Z Energy on its acquisition of Chevron New Zealand
    • Higgins Group on its sale to Fletcher Building
    • global paper company Oji on its acquisition of Carter Holt Harvey’s pulp and paper business
  • various domestic and international clients on cartel enforcement matters, including Commerce Commission investigations and participation in the Commission’s leniency policy
  • clients on the prohibition on taking advantage of market power for an anti-competitive purpose
  • Christchurch Airport on regulatory inquiries, information disclosure obligations and setting of aeronautical charges, and
  • Chorus on competition law issues and telecommunications regulation, including non-discrimination obligations, pricing regulation and the Telecommunications Act.
Competition & antitrust; Corporate & commercial; Regulatory law

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Technology, media & telecommunications

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