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Bell Gully

HP TOWER, 171 FEATHERSTON STREET, PO BOX 1291, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 4 473 7777
Fax:
Fax +64 4 473 3845
DX:
SX 11164
Email:
Web:
www.bellgully.com
Auckland, Wellington

Jenny Stevens

Tel:
Work +64 4 915 6849
Email:
Bell Gully

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Litigation and dispute resolution, Competition, Banking and finance litigation, Regulatory investigations and prosecutions, Commissions and inquiries, Class actions, Arbitration

Career

​​​​​​​​Jenny works alongside clients to develop strategies to manage and resolve often very challenging and high profile cases. She is an experienced commercial litigator advising in a range of commercial disputes including large scale contractual disputes and negligence claims as well as cases involving breaches of confidence, competition law, consumer law and insurance. She acts for defendants in class action proceedings.

Jenny is currently advising Danone on all aspects of its dispute with Fonterra following the August 2013 whey protein concentrate botulism scare. This is one of the highest profile and most complex cases in New Zealand. Jenny is acting for ANZ in class action proceedings brought by plaintiffs seeking recovery of certain bank fees charged to them.

Jenny has extensive experience working with businesses involved in regulatory investigations. She advises clients in Ministerial Inquiries, assists with drafting submissions on regulatory proposals and advises clients on public law obligations.

Jenny is a well-known advisor on competition issues and has acted for clients such as Singapore Airlines Cargo and ANZ in some of New Zealand's largest competition law cases brought by the Commerce Commission.

Admitted: 1998 New Zealand. International caree - Norton Rose, London 2001-2004.

Member

​Board of the Competition Law and Policy Institute of New Zealand

Education

LLB, BCA, Victoria University of Wellington.


New Zealand

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Jenny Stevens - Bell Gully

Within: Dispute resolution

At Bell Gully, β€˜the overall level of service is excellent and the team is prompt and clear in its advice’. β€˜Strategically brilliant’ Auckland-based deputy team head Simon Ladd and β€˜exceptionally hardworking’ senior associate Rebecca Rose β€˜plan and execute arguments beautifully’. Also recommended are experienced partners Ian Gault and Alan Ringwood, and newly promoted Tim Fitzgerald. Highly respected team head Jenny Stevens in Wellington defended ANZ Bank New Zealand in a case brought by plaintiffs representing 17,000 customers seeking to recover exception fees paid on credit cards and deposit accounts. The firm also successfully represented Southern Response in opposing an application by a group of insureds seeking High Court approval for a class action relating to the Christchurch earthquakes. Another highlight saw the team represent Kawarau Village Holdings Limited in breach of contract disputes relating to the Kawarau Falls Station development in Queenstown. The firm’s clients also include Air New Zealand, Danone and PwC.

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