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. He has been in practice as a barrister from 2002. Mark’s practice has focused on all aspects of merger and restrictive trade practices matters (including cartels) under the Commerce Act. He has also acted extensively on electricity regulation matters.
From 2009-19 Mark served two terms as the Chairman of the New Zealand Commerce Commission. Noteworthy decisions during Mark’s time on the Commission included a number of high profile merger decisions (including Vodafone/Telstra, Z/Chevron, Vodafone/Sky and NZME/Fairfax) and the Input Methodologies decisions relating to electricity and gas transmission and distribution networks and airports.
Mark holds a doctorate from Columbia University. He is co-author of one of the leading texts in the field of Competition and Consumer Law, Gault on Commercial Law, and has also published widely in journals in New Zealand, Australia, the US and Europe. Mark is also currently an International Advisory Board Member of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
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