Competition Alive & Kicking in New Zealand

By Andrew Matthews & Gus Stewart

New Zealand’s competition regulator,the Commerce Commission,has had a busy first three quarters of 2016, actively investigating and enforcing a wide range of competition and consumer laws. The Commission, on the back of its increased advocacy and media engagement, has been influential in driving an increased awareness of competition and consumer laws in New Zealand. In this update, the authors discuss the Commission’s activity in relation to recent and impending consolidation in the media & communications sector, and its more active enforcement action in the consumer law space.

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