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April Payne

April Payne

Senior Associate


  • Competition
  • Health and Safety
  • Litigation

WSG Practice Industries


April is an accomplished general commercial litigator who specialises in consumer, competition, and health and safety law.

April’s expertise includes contentious and non-contentious competition and consumer law and health and safety advisory work. April has wide-ranging experience in dealing with regulatory enquiries from New Zealand regulators. This includes assisting with Commerce Commission and Financial Markets Authority matters, as well as WorkSafe investigations and prosecutions.

April joined MinterEllisonRuddWatts in 2012. She then worked at the Competition and Markets Authority in London before returning to the firm in 2016.


LLB, BA (History and Mass Communications), University of Canterbury
Areas of Practice

Antitrust and Unfair Competition | Competition | Health and Safety | Litigation


Competition Law not Suspended by COVID-19 Emergency
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2020

The Commerce Commission (NZCC) Announced this week that it had no intention of taking enforcement action against businesses that are cooperating “to ensure New Zealanders continue to be supplied with essential goods and services during this unprecedented time. If you need to work with your competitors to share staff or distribution networks or take other measures to ensure security of supply, you are able to do this...

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