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DLA Piper New Zealand

Competition/Antitrust

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What the team is known for

New Zealand arm of a global competition practice with ready access to experience and insight acquired in other jurisdictions. Provides a full merger clearance, regulatory advisory and litigation support service to, among others, prominent players in the consumer goods, electronics, logistics and pharmaceutical sectors. Particularly experienced in the handling of cartel-related issues.

Strengths

A client reports: "I'm very happy with DLA Piper: they know our business, we have a good partnership-type relationship and they do a good job. And the international link means that, with the resources they have to call on, there will be someone, somewhere in the world, who will have dealt with any given issue."

Work highlights

Advised Dechra Pharmaceuticals on New Zealand competition aspects of its acquisition from Elanco of the assets associated with the veterinary drug Osurnia. An unconditional clearance was secured from the Commerce Commission.

Notable practitioners

Mark Williamson advises across a comprehensive range of non-contentious competition issues, including regulatory inquiries and compliance questions. Clients acclaim him as a "highly regarded competition practitioner" and "fantastic adviser," noted for the in-depth understanding of their businesses that he acquires in order to provide risk management counsel of the highest quality. One notes: "He's very well informed, and very proactive in keeping us informed of the stuff we need to do."

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Competition/Antitrust

DLA Piper New Zealand

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Location

Level 15, PwC Tower,

15 Customs Street West

Auckland City

Auckland

New Zealand

1010

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New Zealand

Competition/Antitrust


Mark Williamson
Band 3