Lawyer profile for Asia-Pacific 2022
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Public Law - New Zealand
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Within a broad public law and regulatory practice, Craig specialises in economic regulation, including the aviation, energy, telecommunications, water, dairy and financial markets sectors. He frequently advises on proposals to impose new regulation, including under market studies by regulators. He's advised on the regulation of therapeutic products, vaping and other non-tobacco products, alcohol and food.
Craig understands government and parliament processes, helping clients with policy, law reform, design and implementation of regulatory regimes, and regulatory compliance. These skills make Craig invaluable to clients seeking to operate and mitigate risk in complex regulatory environments, and who require guidance on strategic engagement with Ministers, local and central government politicians, select committees, regulators and officials.
Craig began his career as an advisor at New Zealand Parliament. He joined Russell McVeagh in 2007 from a specialist public law firm where he advised on a wide range of public and regulatory law matters, becoming a partner in the Public, Regulatory and Competition practice in 2010.
Craig recently co-authored the NZ chapter of Chambers and Partners 2021 Outsourcing Guide, the NZ chapter of the Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide: TMT 5th Edition, and regularly contributes to Russell McVeagh's thought leadership on public law and policy matters.