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Commercial litigation

Commercial and regulatory disputes can be complex, time consuming and costly. Organisations need advisers who can combine the highest quality legal advice with a practical cost-effective approach.

Kensington Swan has one of New Zealand’s largest and most well respected commercial litigation teams. This means we can devote the specialist resources your organisation needs, whether the issue is big or small.

Our lawyers are skilled advocates, regularly appearing in all of the courts and tribunals in New Zealand.

Efficient and effective dispute resolution

We have acted on some of the largest and most complex commercial disputes in New Zealand. With Kensington Swan you get right legal advice and resources, at the right level, for the job at hand.

Recent experience

Commerce Commission

We acted for the Commerce Commission and also for a group of major retailers (Woolworths, Foodstuffs etc) in a major litigation against Visa, Mastercard, and the major retail banks. Our team assisted the Commerce Commission in the management of this highly complex case, allowing the Commission’s internal resources and senior counsel to focus on strategic issues.

McConnell Dowell Constructors Limited

We advised McConnell Dowell during the Royal Commission inquiry into the Pike River Coal mine disaster. Our advice and support assisted McConnell Dowell in ensuring that a fair and honest portrayal of their business was presented to the Commission.

Building Industry Authority (BIA)

We acted for the BIA at the Weathertight Homes Tribunal on the instructions of Crown Law and Treasury, to defend claims brought against the BIA. We helped Treasury, which has residual liability for the BIA, to effectively manage and successfully defend multiple proceedings alleging negligence and breach of statutory liability.

Eli Lilly

We acted on a complex patent litigation involving the Viagra brand, which required processing a large amount of expert evidence. In our work for Eli Lilly we combined our specialist patent law experience with the litigation resource required to successfully manage complex cases.


Related legal services

Commercial contract law
Competition and anti-trust law
Company law

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