Nina is a specialist in complex litigation with a particular focus on financial markets and company law, shareholder disputes, regulatory investigations, class actions and litigation funding, and breaches of contract.

She also has expertise in competition law issues arising in business acquisitions, and regularly assists clients to obtain clearance for transactions from the Commerce Commission.

Nina has extensive experience acting for corporate clients, directors, and regulators in the resolution of large commercial disputes, including through court proceedings, arbitration, and mediation.

She provides clear, considered, and commercially focused advice to her clients, and is a trusted advocate for them. 

Nina is a member of the Law and Economics Association of New Zealand (LEANZ); the Competition Law & Policy Institute of New Zealand (CLPINZ); and the Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association.

She is also admitted as a Solicitor, England and Wales (non-practising).

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Competition Law

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Work Highlights

Commercial Disputes

Financial Markets Authority

Acting in proceedings against former NZX-listed CBL Corporation Limited (In Liquidation) and its directors and chief financial officer alleging breaches of IPO disclosure and continuous disclosure obligations in the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013.

Former directors of ASX-listed Arowana International

Defending a class action proceeding by shareholders in former NZX-listed Intueri Education Group Limited alleging breaches of IPO disclosure obligations in the Securities Act 1978.

NZX-listed company 

Acted in an arbitration relating to a minority shareholder buy-out under the Companies Act 1993 and the valuation of shareholder interests.

Accident Compensation Corporation and Guardians of the NZ Superannuation Fund

Acted in a claim against New Zealand Post for breach of warranties given in connection with the sale of shares in Kiwibank.

Macquarie Bank

Defended a claim by a large group of investors in relation to the loss of funds they invested with Coral Investment Securities.

New Zealand Oil & Gas

Acted in the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy.

British Sky Broadcasting

Acted in a £700 million claim against Electronic Data Systems (now part of Hewlett Packard) for fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of contract and negligent misstatement arising out of the installation of a new customer relationship management system.

Applications to the Commerce Commission for clearance of business transactions

Bayer AG

Acted in Elanco Animal Health’s application to acquire Bayer’s animal health business in New Zealand (as part of a global merger).

DLF Seeds A/S

Acted in DLF Seeds’ application to acquire PGG Wrightson’s seeds business.

Thales SA and Gemalto NV

Acted in Thales’ application to acquire Gemalto’s operations in New Zealand (as part of a global merger).


Acted in OMV’s application to acquire Shell’s remaining gas production interests in the Maui and Pohokura gas fields.

Cerebos Gregg’s (Suntory)

Acted in Kraft Heinz’s application to acquire Cerebos Gregg’s New Zealand sauces business.

Areas of Expertise

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