Anita has over 20 years’ experience in litigation, arbitration and mediation, including at leading international law firms in Paris and London.

Anita specialises in resolving complex commercial disputes involving a wide range of legal issues, including contract, tort, intellectual property, privacy, data protection and cyber-security, property and judicial review. 

Anita represents clients across a variety of industries and sectors, including technology, media, manufacturing and health. She provides timely and pragmatic advice while working with her clients to resolve disputes efficiently and strategically.

Anita holds memberships to the International Trade Mark Association, the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (iapp) and Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association.

World Trade Mark Review WTR1000

Leading Individual, Enforcement and Litigation

Managing Intellectual Property 2022
IP Stars

Rising Star

Work Highlights

Marlborough Lines

Representing Marlborough Lines in High Court litigation brought by a beneficiary of the Marlborough Electric Power Trust for the provision of documents under the Trusts Act 2019, Taylor v Inder & Ors (2022).

Energy Beverages

Court of Appeal proceedings concerning validity of trade mark (Energy Beverages v Frucor Suntory).

Zespri Group 

Successfully brought claims under the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987 in the High Court against former growers (Zespri v Gao).

Sky Television

Successfully brought claim against supplier of “media boxes” used to stream copyright content (Sky Television v My Box).

New Zealand Steel

Defending climate change claim seeking orders that the defendants reduce emissions to net zero (Smith v Fonterra).

Areas of Expertise

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