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Buddle Findlay

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SP 20201
Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington
Buddle Findlay, Tony Dellow, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

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Tony Dellow

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Buddle Findlay

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Competition and antitrust; public and administrative law


Partner. Specialises in competition law, micro-economic regulation, especially in infrastructure industries, legislation, law drafting, law reform, public and administrative law. For details about Tony's work highlights see here -


Tony’s practice is unique as he is involved in the design of regulation as well as acting for clients who are regulated. This adds an extra dimension to what Tony is able to offer clients - a deep understanding of what regulation is about and strong relationships with policy advisers and regulators. Tony is the lead partner in Buddle Findlay’s competition law practice. Competition law underpins all economic regulation and potentially affects every business operating in New Zealand. During his career Tony has been involved in the design and passing of a large number of New Zealand’s business law and industry regulation statutes. These include the Commerce Act, Fair Trading Act, and the legislation relating to the dairy industry, telecommunications, broadcasting, postal services, radiocommunications, and the energy sector.


• Law and Economics Association of New Zealand
• Competition Law and Policy Institute of New Zealand


• LLB (Canterbury University)
• Admitted New Zealand 1983
• Certificate in Proficiency in Competition Law (Victoria, 1988)

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Competition law

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Tony Dellow - Buddle Findlay

Within: Competition law

Buddle Findlay acts for public sector entities and large corporates in regulatory and merger clearance matters. Competition, overseas investment and economic regulation specialist Susie Kilty and Tony Dellow, whose early career included a stint at the New Zealand Ministry of Commerce, lead the practice from Wellington. They recently advised Toyota on its project to move to a new distribution model, which raised questions about the company's exposure under the Commerce Act and about the stance of the courts on new cartel prohibition regulations. Senior associate Jessica White, who joined from Minter Ellison in Australia, is also recommended. Litigator Laura O’Gorman in Auckland assisted Dellow with the Electricity Authority's proposals to introduce a default distributor agreement in order to promote competition in electricity retail markets. CRV Limited, Sky Television and the Ministry of Health are among the firm's clients.

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