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Competition Law & COVID-19 - Update

Competition Law & COVID-19 - Update
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The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has focused the lens on how competition law applies as the business environment rapidly changes. Your clients are facing new challenges to stay in operation and maybe exploring opportunities to collaborate with competitors. This seminar provides a practical approach to competition law in these extraordinary times with financial pressures which may result in companies attempting to merge.

This seminar will include:

  • Competition law fundamentals refresher
  • Overview of trade practices
  • New "cartel conduct" prohibitions and mergers
  • The recent “epidemic period” amendments to the Commerce Act
  • The Commerce Commission’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Learning objectives

After attending this seminar you will be:

  • Up-to-date on current issues in trade practices and mergers.
  • Able to effectively advise clients on the recent legislative amendments and Commerce Commission guidelines which have been made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who should attend

Company and commercial lawyers.


A short paper, in PDF format, together with a copy of the powerpoint presentation will be emailed out prior to the seminar.


  • 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Fee (incl GST)

In Short

  • $125 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $175 - Non-members
  • Live web stream group pricing available! Click here

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here
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Live Web Stream 21 July


Neil Anderson Photo WEB EDIT Neil Anderson
Partner, Chapman Tripp

Neil specialises in competition, regulatory and antitrust law. With extensive experience engaging with regulators, Neil focuses on merger proposals, formal investigations of alleged anti-competitive conduct and industry-specific regulatory issues. He has advised various domestic and international parties on cartel enforcement matters, including Commerce Commission investigations and participation in the Commission’s leniency policy.

Dr Mark Berry WEB EDIT Dr Mark Berry

Mark specialises in competition and consumer law and economic regulation. He is a former partner of Bell Gully and is also a former consultant of Chapman Tripp. From 2009-19, Mark served two terms as Chair of the Commerce Commission. He is co-author of Gault on Commercial Law and has published widely in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Europe.

Lucy Cooper Photo WEB EDIT Lucy Cooper
Partner, Chapman Tripp

Lucy specialises in competition law and regulation. She engages with the Commerce Commission on cartels, competitor collaborations, merger clearances and a variety of other competition and consumer matters, and advises clients on their everyday competition law, consumer and regulatory issues.

Cancellation and refund policy

If written notice of cancellation of a registration arrives before the day of the seminar we will refund the registration fee, less an administration fee of $40. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute - to correctly assign CPD credit, CLE must be notified in advance. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars if necessary.

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0800 333 111


04 472 7837

04 463 2986
Level 4, 17-21 Whitmore Street
Wellington 6011

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PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand