NZ boutique promotes within
Monday, 7 May 2012
New Zealand specialist law firm Wilson Harle has promoted Gary Hughes to the partnership.
Hughes has more than a decade of experience in all aspects of New Zealand Commerce Commission work (merger control, restrictive trade practices, cartels and collusion, regulated utilities markets, and fair trading) and previously was a principal at Chapman Tripp before joining Wilson Harle. He has worked on a blend of transactional and contentious competition law issues, having spent several years doing both litigation and transactional competition law focused on merger clearances. His experience runs the full spectrum from successfully defending major cartel cases in court (the gas-insulated switchgear case) to advising on the local New Zealand aspects of global merger deals (Procter & Gamble/Gillette). In addition competition law, Hughes also handles anti-money laundering and fraud matters, and commercial and insurance disputes.
Wilson Harle is a specialist litigation and regulatory firm which recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. There are now four partners following Hughes’ appointment.