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Anne Callinan



P+64 9 977 5031

M+64 21 403 592

Anne Callinan

Anne is an all-round commercial litigator with particular expertise in competition and regulatory law. Anne is also the current Chair of Simpson Grierson.

Anne has over 25 years' experience in commercial litigation of all kinds. Anne has acted as counsel in a wide range of proceedings including interim injunctions, judicial reviews, construction disputes, and commercial arbitrations.

Anne's particular area of specialisation is competition, consumer and financial markets law where she has represented clients in relation to numerous investigations and civil and criminal proceedings involving the Commerce Commission and Financial Markets Authority. Anne provides advice on all aspects of the Commerce Act and regularly advises on the Fair Trading Act, consumer credit finance legislation and general contract claims.

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific Competition/Antitrust/Dispute Resolution 2021 - Leading Lawyer
  • Asia Pacific Legal 500 Competition Law/Dispute Resolution 2021 - Leading Lawyer
  • Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Top 100 Women in Litigation List 2021
  • The International Who's Who Legal Competition 2021 - Global Leader
  • Managing Partner of the Year (>100 Lawyers) - 2018 NZ Law Awards
  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers Guide Dispute Resolution & Litigation 2018 - Leading Lawyer
  • Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2015 - Disputes Star of the Year for New Zealand

Examples of Recent Work

  • Acting for the Financial Markets Authority with respect to proceedings against CBL Corporation and its directors
  • Acting for clients in relation to Transmission Gully and Commercial Bay (construction disputes)
  • Acting for listed company in relation to minority buy-out rights share valuation dispute under the Companies Act (arbitration)
  • Acting for clients in relation to Commerce Commission claims concerning responsible lending and peer-to-peer lending
  • Acting for company director in relation to alleged breaches of director’s duties

Other Credentials

  • Chair Simpson Grierson, 2018 to date
  • Competition Law Policy Institute - Member
  • Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal - Member, 2018 to date