In Focus: Competition and Consumer Law: Trends and Developments

Discuss recent developments and trends in New Zealand competition and consumer law. Understand about the misuse of market power, the Commerce Act, enforcement themes and risks, lessons learned from recent cases and enforcement action, and an update on Commerce Commission processes and outcomes.

Wednesday, 19 June 2024
9.00am to 11.00am Competition and Consumer Law: Trends and Developments


  • The new misuse of market power prohibition, the expansion of key Commerce Act prohibitions to land covenants, and the implications of the removal of the IP exceptions
  • Current competition and consumer law enforcement themes and risk areas for New Zealand business in 2024
  • Lessons from recent case law and enforcement actions
  • Practical advice on getting the best outcome from the Commerce Commission and its processes

Presented by Jennifer Hambleton, Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts


Attend and earn 2 CPD hours


Brad Aburn, Partner, Russell McVeagh

Learning Objective:
  • Learn about the key developments in consumer and competition law and receive advice on how to get the best outcome from the Commerce Commission


Jennifer Hambleton, Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Jennifer is a competition and consumer law specialist and general commercial litigator. Jennifer regularly advises clients on compliance with the Commerce Act and Fair Trading Act and the implications of commercial terms such as warranties and indemnities, termination rights, restraints of trade and confidentiality. She has significant experience acting for clients on merger clearance applications, regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. Jennifer returned to New Zealand in 2016 after almost 10 years in Australia where she worked in the competition teams at several leading Australian firms. During that time, she represented both commercial clients and regulators in regulatory investigations and complex disputes in the Federal and Supreme Courts and the Australian Competition Tribunal.

Brad Aburn, Partner, Russell McVeagh
Bradley Aburn is a partner in Russell McVeagh's Competition and Consumer Law team. Bradley advises clients on the full range of competition and consumer law issues, including merger control issues, joint venture advice, cartel investigations, market power investigations, market studies, Fair Trading Act issues, and Commerce Commission prosecutions and appeals. Bradley is ranked a Next Generation Partner in Competition Law by the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific Guide and as Up and Coming by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Guide (New Zealand), recognised as a Best Lawyer in the Best Lawyers® 2024 Guide; named 'Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year' at the NZ Law Awards 2023; and as a Rising Star in 2023 in the NZ Lawyers list of the standout young stars from the New Zealand legal profession.


In Focus: Competition and Consumer Law: Trends and Developments


Single Session
Wednesday, 19 June 2024
9.00am to 11.00am New Zealand
CPD Hours 2
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