Gary Hughes has a legal practice covering a wide range of regulatory issues and proceedings. He takes briefs ranging from handling investigations and providing compliance advice through to court prosecution, appeals or judicial review.
Gary is a competition/antitrust expert with over 20 years experience and is also widely regarded as New Zealand’s leading Anti-Money Laundering lawyer, having worked on specialist AML/financial crime matters since 2007.
- Competition and consumer law – Commerce Commission investigations, anti-competitive advice/disputes, cartels or fair trading.
- AML, Fraud, Financial conduct – FMA, DIA, RBNZ, banking or financial services cases and regulatory advice.
- Insurance law – claims, indemnity, subrogation issues especially liability, D&O, or EQ cases.
- Privacy, Media, Technology – Privacy Commission, breach of confidence, Official Information Act, media, marketing and internet cases or regulatory affairs.
- Transport, Infrastructure, Trade – Regulatory issues with NZTA, MBIE, Maritime NZ disputes, across land, aviation, shipping.
- Contract, company, JV, governance and commercial disputes
Before commencing practice as a barrister, Gary was a partner at top litigation boutique Wilson Harle. His experience also includes leading national firms (Chapman Tripp) and global firms (Clyde & Co, London). His work has been ranked by leading lawyer guides including Chambers, Legal 500, Global Competition Review, Who’s Who Legal, and AsiaLaw Profiles.
“Gary Hughes’ reputation continues to grow, with both peers and clients praising his abilities across a range of competition areas. One source observes: “He does a lot of good work and we have a lot of time for him.” Hughes recently advised Television New Zealand on its involvement with a Commerce Commission investigation into the dealings of its rival and joint venture partner, SKY TV”
Chambers Asia-Pacific guide, Competition/Anti-trust 2015