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Grant David


Competition & antitrust

Specialising is in corporate and commercial law, Grant helps major corporate clients with trade, competition law and mergers and acquisitions. He also has an ongoing practice in public law, regulatory and other government-related matters.

Grant has particular expertise in the Commerce Act and has been counsel to many parties before the Commerce Commission.

Grant was a Chapman Tripp partner from 1989 to 2012. He is listed in the International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and also recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific 2020.

Recent experience

Has advised:

  • Ministry of Māori Development (Te Puni Kōkiri) on legislation intended to further Māori business interests
  • some of the largest global firms seeking approval to their expansion within New Zealand; including BHP Steel, International Paper, HJ Heinz Company and Shell International
  • some of the largest home-grown New Zealand companies; including Spark (formerly Telecom) and PGG Wrightson, by providing key strategic advice on commercial, competition law and regulatory matters
  • Wrightson, Williams & Kettle and Pyne Gould Guinness to amalgamate and become PGG Wrightson
  • Lyttelton Ports of Christchurch to pursue industry rationalisation options
  • Spark in relation to the first two matters brought before the Telecommunications Commissioner; in which he provided key strategic advice on commercial, competition law and regulatory matters
  • Spark on the number administration and portability arrangements
  • Shell Exploration on the joint selling of gas from the Pohokura field.