Buddle Findlay

Public Law Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for Dedicated and high-quality practice noted for its representation of various government entities in a range of public law matters, including judicial reviews and administrative law obligations. Working on submissions in relation to the overseas investment regime, acting on the side of regulators and public entities. Often advises private sector companies on the implications of proposed legal reform and new legislation.

Strengths"They are running some very complex pieces of work," observes a client, who claims to be "really, really impressed."

Work highlights Advised the Ministry for Primary Industries on its review of the 2001 Dairy Industry Restructuring Act.

Notable practitioners

A market source reports that Alastair Hercus is a "well-regarded and established lawyer in the healthcare sector" and goes on to highlight his "incredibly strategic" approach to mandates. He advises governmental organisations and private sector clients within the healthcare industry on issues concerning governance, contracting and procurement.

Commentators single out Tom Bennett for his extensive track record in advising local government on significant infrastructure projects, particularly within the transport industry. He is a popular choice among clients in the public and private sectors.

Tony Dellow is highly regarded for his strong regulatory expertise, advising on policy drafting, implementation and review. He is particularly experienced in giving statutory advice on consumer law, competition law and fair trading across a range of regulated sectors. One interviewee enthuses: "He has this ability to listen to what we talk about and turn it into something coherent. He can turn legal drafting into policy, which is incredibly valuable and a rare skill."