DLA Piper New Zealand

Public Law Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for Noted for its experience acting for local governments across New Zealand in both contentious and advisory matters. Strong expertise across regulatory mandates, often involving privacy and information law issues. Handles governance and compliance issues as well as judicial reviews and declaratory judgment proceedings.

Strengths One interviewee notes that the lawyers "have a lot of practical experience in public law," adding: "They have a broader outlook and keep an eye on precedent, so the bigger context is taken into account."

Another client emphasises the team's ability to "draw on its broad experience of the applicable Acts and its knowledge of central government."

Work highlights Successfully represented the Utilities Disputes Commissioner in an opposition against applications for declaratory judgment made by Contact Energy in relation to the interpretation of the Energy Complaints Scheme.

Notable practitioners

Emma Moran in the Wellington office is a key contact for clients.