Free Seminar: Commerce Act Refresher

Wellington session on Tuesday 25 July – register here


The Commerce Act seeks to ensure that businesses in New Zealand compete on their merits, and do not engage in illegal (and in some cases, criminal) anticompetitive conduct.

This free 2-hour presentation is aimed at helping attendees to:

  • understand their basic obligations under the Commerce Act;
  • differentiate between anticompetitive collusion and procompetitive collaboration;
  • distinguish rigorous competitive conduct from misuse of market power;
  • identify specific Commerce Act risks within their organisations; and
  • implement basic measures to promote compliance with the Commerce Act.

Join Lane Neave Partner Anna Ryan, who will look at some recent trends / current areas of focus for the Commerce Commission, including:

  • New Zealand’s new “misuse of market power” regime, which came into force on 5 April 2023;
  • anticompetitive conduct in labour markets;
  • the application of New Zealand’s cartel laws to franchise networks; and
  • the difference between cooperation and collusion on sustainability initiatives.

Who should attend

This session is suitable for: Directors; CEOs; CFOs; COOs; General Managers; Senior Leadership Team members; Audit and Risk Committee members; staff who Chair or sit on Boards of industry associations; managers; team leaders; and sales and marketing staff

Where and when

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Location: Lane Neave, Level 8, 48 Shortland Street, Vero Centre, Auckland 1010

Christchurch – REGISTER HERE
Date: Wednesday 28 June 2023
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Location: Lane Neave. Level 5, 141 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch 8013

Wellington – REGISTER HERE
Date: Tuesday 25 July 2023
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Location: Mövenpick Hotel, 345 The Terrace, Te Aro, Wellington 6001

Queenstown – REGISTER HERE
Date: Thursday 6 July 2023
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Location: The Rees Hotel, 377 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300

Our speaker

Anna Ryan specialises in corporate and commercial law and heads Lane Neave’s national Competition and Consumer Protection Law team (which is ranked as a leading New Zealand competition practice in international legal directory Chambers & Partners’ 2023 Asia-Pacific Guide). She routinely advises on the Commerce Act, Fair Trading Act and all aspects of competition law. Anna holds a Masters Degree from the University of Melbourne in Competition and Consumer Protection Law, and chairs the Advisory Board of the Competition Law and Policy Institute of New Zealand.

This is a free seminar, but space is limited, so please register as soon as possible to guarantee a place. Tea and coffee will be provided.

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