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Anne Callinan



P+64 9 977 5031

M+64 21 403 592

Anne Callinan

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

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, sentencing hearings and commercial arbitrations.

 Anne's particular area of specialisation is competition, consumer and securities 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
  • The International Who's Who Legal Competition 2021 - Global Leader
  • 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 Work

  • Securities Act - regularly deals with investigations and litigation involving the FMA, including acting for three company directors in relation to Securities Act claims, and representing private equity firm on disclosure issues under Securities Markets Act
  • Eco Maintenance Ltd v Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd - injunction 
  • Commerce Commission v Air New Zealand & Others - market definition trial & penalty hearing 
  • Perpetual Trust Ltd v Financial Markets Authority - judicial review, FMA powers 
  • Vero Insurance New Zealand Ltd v Fleet Insurance & Risk Management Ltd - joint venture dispute 
  • Vercoe v Kordia Ltd - declaratory proceedings, Telecommunications Act 
  • Commerce Commission v Koppers Arch Wood Protection (NZ) Ltd - penalty hearing & jurisdictional arguments on Commerce Commission's interview powers 
  • Bomac Laboratories Ltd v F Hoffman-La Roche Ltd - jurisdiction issue 
  • Commerce Commission v Roche Products (New Zealand) Ltd - strike out application, limitation issues 
  • Kordia v TelstraClear - commercial arbitration, fibre optic cables 
  • Commerce Commission v Westpac Banking Corp - FTA prosecution, credit card charges 
  • Commerce Commission v Senate Finance Ltd - prosecution, credit contract disclosure 
  • Transpower New Zealand Ltd v Meridian Energy Ltd and Transpower New Zealand Ltd v Cobb Power Ltd - contract, acceptance by conduct
  • Mercury Energy Ltd v Transpower New Zealand Ltd - network pricing, competition law claims and common law principles

Other Credentials

  • Head of Litigation, Simpson Grierson Board, 2009-2015
  • Competition Law Policy Institute - Member
  • Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal - Member