Jessica White Jessica White

Jessica White

Senior Associate
Wellington

Competition & antitrust

Jessica is a competition law and regulatory specialist with more than 15 years’ experience spanning policy and practice in both New Zealand and Australia.

Jessica’s practice is focused on assisting clients to manage day-to-day competition law risks in strategic commercial arrangements, as well as engagement with the Commerce Commission on mergers, cartels, and other competition law matters.

Prior to joining Chapman Tripp, Jessica worked in other market-leading competition and regulatory teams at top-tier firms in New Zealand and Australia. She has advised clients across a diverse range of industries, including government, grocery, health, transport/logistics, and consumer products.

Recent highlights

  • Advising EBOS Medical Devices Australia, part of NZX and ASX-listed EBOS group, on successfully obtaining clearance in 2022 for its acquisition of New Zealand LifeHealthcare business.
  • Assisting clients with several successful informal approaches to the Commerce Commission in relation to mergers.
  • Assisting clients to oppose merger clearance applications by a third party.
  • Advising clients subject to enforcement investigations by the Commerce Commission, including in relation to requests for information and documents, and interviews by Commission investigators.
  • Assisting clients with competition law compliance in the context of changing their New Zealand distribution channels.
  • Delivering competition and consumer law compliance training for a range of clients and advising on procedures and protocols to manage compliance risk.

Affiliations

  • Competition Law and Policy Institute of New Zealand.
  • Law and Economics Association of New Zealand.
  • Wellington Women Lawyers’ Association.