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Oliver Meech

Oliver Meech

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MinterEllisonRuddWatts
New Zealand

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Profile
Oliver is an experienced general litigator and specializes in handling complex commercial litigation, and competition, regulatory and consumer law matters.

Oliver advises on contentious and non-contentious aspects of competition, regulatory and consumer law. He advises on mergers and acquisitions, restrictive trade practices, unilateral conduct and regulation. He advises clients in Commerce and Fair Trading Act investigations and with their interactions with the commercial regulators. He advises on front-end compliance and, in the consumer law area, has represented clients before the courts and before the Advertising Standards Complaints Board.

Chambers Asia Pacific (2017) describes Oliver as “well regarded as a commercial litigator and has specialist expertise in consumer protection law.” Global Competition Review’s International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists has listed Oliver as a leading lawyer since 2013.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the bar in England and Wales (2002 non-practising) and New Zealand (1996)

Education

LLM (Cantab) University of Cambridge, 2000
LLB (Hons) University of Otago, 1996
Admitted as a Solicitor (England & Wales)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Listed as a Competition Law expert by Who'sWhoLegal and Global Competition Review, 2013 and 2014
Ranked as a leading Competition lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific and Global Competition Review.

Articles

“The Cartels Bill – plus ça change?” Paper presented at the LexisNexis Commercial Law Summit, November 2013
Co-author with Nicko Waymouth of the New Zealand chapter for “The International Comparative Legal Guide to Cartels & Leniency, 2014” published by Global Legal Group
“’Taking Advantage’ of market power” (2010) NZLJ 389 Book review: New Zealand Competition Law & Policy (Sumpter) (2011) NZLJ 330
Record penalties in NZ cartel prosecution, Andrew Matthews and Oliver Meech, Australian and New Zealand Trade Practices law bulletin, 22: 2 24-26
Litigating contentious mergers, Andrew Matthews and Oliver Meech, Australian and New Zealand Trade Practices law bulletin, 22:3 44-46
NZCC successfully challenges bus merger, Andrew Matthews and Oliver Meech, Australian and New Zealand Trade Practices law bulletin, 22:5&6 84-86
Bus merger penalties, Andrew Matthews and Oliver Meech, Australian and New Zealand Trade Practices law bulletin, 22:8 108-109
Supermarkets bid for The Warehouse, Andrew Matthews and Oliver Meech, Australian and New Zealand Trade Practices law bulletin, 22:10 136-137
Jurisdiction judgment in wood chemicals cartel case extends the reach of the NZ Commerce Act, Andrew Matthews and Oliver Meech, Australian and New Zealand Trade Practices law bulletin, 23:3 38-42
Review of NZ merger process: some recommendations already implemented, Andrew Matthews and Oliver Meech, Australian and New Zealand Trade Practices law bulletin, 23:10 154-156


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