Competition/Antitrust & Consumer
Phone +64 9 367 8108
Email [email protected]
+64 9 367 8108
Troy’s practice involves competition (antitrust), consumer, and regulatory law and litigation. He delivers quality and timely advice in matters relating to competition investigations, joint ventures, competitor collaborations and partnering arrangements, exclusive supply arrangements, Commerce Commission merger approvals, and Fair Trading Act issues (including advertising, labelling and marketing advice, and product recall matters).
Troy draws on his extensive specialist expertise and experience to achieve quality outcomes for his clients.
Troy has worked on a number of significant Commerce Commission investigations and merger approval processes, including the successful application of Random House and Penguin Publishing for clearance to combine their book publishing businesses in New Zealand.
Troy has represented a number of major corporate organisations including Wesfarmers, Spark, Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK), Fairfax Media and Fonterra.
Troy has advised on a number of recent matters including:
Further experience on mergers and acquisitions:
Further experience on investigations and prosecutions:
Further experience on joint ventures and other advice:
LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Auckland.
Troy joined Russell McVeagh as a solicitor in 2007 after working as an accountant at an international professional services firm.
Troy has recently contributed to the Practical Law Competition Global Guide 2018's Merger control in New Zealand: overview. He is a regular contributor to the Global Competition Review – Getting the Deal Through Merger Control and Cartel Regulation publications; as well as the American Bar Association Antitrust Year in Review publication.
He has written for the New Zealand Law Journal, and is on the advisory board of the Competition Law and Policy Institute of New Zealand. Troy co-wrote the New Zealand Consumer Law Update: Key Developments to Keep on Your Radar paper which was presented at the 4th Annual In-House Counsel Summit 2019. He also co-wrote a paper presented at the 29th annual workshop for the Competition Law and Policy Institute of NZ last year, on 'Consumer Analytica: New Zealand Consumer Law Application to International Developments in Privacy and Use of Data'.
Troy has recently been named New Zealand Competition/Antitrust Lawyer of the Year at the 2019 ILO Client Choice Awards and been recognised as a Leading Practitioner for Competition Law by Who's Who Legal for 2018. He has also been listed by Chambers Asia-Pacific as one of the top competition/antitrust lawyers in New Zealand, as well as a leading lawyer in Competition and Consumer Law by Best Lawyers® 2020. He has been nominated by in-house counsel and his peers as a 'Rising Star' for the 2018 Euromoney Expert Guide.
Competition and Antitrust
Mergers and Acquisitions
Agribusiness and Food
Technology and Telecommunications
Media and Entertainment
Partner, Competition and Antitrust
Partner, Government, Public Law and Policy
Special Counsel, Government, Public Law and Policy