Thank you to our 2022 workshop speakers

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Professor Fiona Scott Morton

Keynote session: Misuse of market power enforcement

Professor Scott Morton is the Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics at the Yale University School of Management where she has been on the faculty since 1999. Her area of academic research is industrial organization, with a focus on empirical studies of competition. The focus of her current research is competition in healthcare markets and the economics of antitrust.

From 2011-12 Professor Scott Morton served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis (Chief Economist) at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she helped enforce the nation’s antitrust laws.

At Yale SOM she teaches courses in the area of competitive strategy and antitrust economics. She served as Associate Dean from 2007-10 and has won the School’s teaching award three times. She founded and directs the Thurman Arnold Project at Yale, a vehicle to provide more antitrust programming and policy projects to Yale students.

Professor Scott Morton has a BA from Yale and a PhD from MIT, both in Economics. She is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences across the United States and Europe.

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Sarah Keene, Barrister

Session two: Setting the bar for collaborative activity workouts

Sarah has 25 years of legal experience, and is currently practicing as a barrister sole, with an emphasis on competition, consumer and regulatory investigations, litigation, advice and merger control. For the last 10 years up until July 2021 Sarah was head of a top tier firm’s highly successful competition law team, which has earned the highest New Zealand ranking from the Global Competition Review, a guide to the world's leading competition law specialists.

Sarah was ranked as a Star Performer by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2020 and 2019 (the only woman in New Zealand to have this ranking) and is featured in the Global Competition Review's October 2021 publication '100 Women in Antitrust', (the only New Zealander so recognised). She has regularly been rated New Zealand's Competition Lawyer of the Year by the International Law Office Client Choice Awards, is recognised by Asialaw as a Distinguished Practitioner, and has been voted for by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers® New Zealand for Competition and Consumer Law since 2014 and was twice awarded Lawyer of the Year in this category, most recently in 2020.

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Andrew Riseley, General Manager Legal Services, Commerce Commission

Session three: Insights into the Commission

Andrew has been at the Commission since 2017 and has over 20 years’ experience in competition law and economic regulation across five jurisdictions including Singapore, the UK and Australia. His team provides a centre of excellence for legal expertise with an impressive record in terms of enforcement outcomes and defended appeals. Andrew has a Master of Science in Regulation from the London School of Economics as well as degrees in law (Hons) and economics (Hons) from Monash University.

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Antonia Horrocks, General Manager Competition, Commerce Commission

Session three: Insights into the Commission

Antonia manages the Commission’s Competition branch. She joined the Commission in August 2016 from the UK Competition & Markets Authority. Prior to joining the UK regulator, she worked as an antitrust lawyer in London for nearly a decade, most recently as Counsel at Shearman & Sterling (LLP) in London. Antonia started her career in New Zealand and has a law degree, a BA (Hons) in English and a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law.

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Professor Jeannie Paterson, University of Melbourne

Session four: Consumer law - unfair contract terms

Professor Paterson teaches and researches in the areas of consumer protection and consumer banking law, and the regulation of emerging technologies. She is the co-author of Corones Australian Consumer Law (Thomson), Duggan and Lanyon's Consumer Credit Law (LexisNexis), and Principles of Contract Law (Thomson). Jeannie holds a current legal practising certificate, and regularly consults to government, regulators and not-for-profit organisations. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

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Neale Jones, Managing Director at Capital

Workshop dinner speaker

Neale has extensive experience in New Zealand politics, including most recently as Chief of Staff to Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern and former leader Andrew Little. Neale has previously worked as Political Director and Communications Director in the Labour Leader’s Office.

In these roles, Neale has led work on political strategy and communications. He held a senior role in Labour’s successful 2017 election campaign and served on the negotiation team for Labour’s coalition talks with New Zealand First and the Greens.

Neale has previously worked in senior campaign and communication roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom in the NGO sector and the trade union movement. This gives Neale a deep knowledge of the political environment in New Zealand and a valuable insight into how to engage constructively with the Government.

Neale is based in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington and affiliates to Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Apakura. He is a regular political commentator on Radio New Zealand, Newstalk ZB and TV3’s The Nation.

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Dr Eric Crampton, Chief Economist

Session five: Market studies, looking back and looking forward

Dr Eric Crampton is Chief Economist with the New Zealand Initiative. With the Initiative, he has worked in policy areas ranging from freshwater management to policy for earthquake preparedness, and from local government to technology policy. He also led the drafting of the Initiative’s submissions in the Commerce Commission’s market studies on grocery competition, and on building materials supply.

Eric served as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Department of Economics & Finance at the University of Canterbury from 2003 through 2014.

Eric’s columns and commentary, including on competition policy, appear regularly in New Zealand’s major media outlets, as well as on his blog, Offsetting Behaviour. He can also be found on Twitter at @ericcrampton.

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Lucy Cooper, Partner

Session five: Market studies, looking back and looking forward

Lucy is a partner in Chapman Tripp’s competition and regulatory team. She is experienced in engaging with the Commerce Commission on cartel, merger clearance, market studies and a variety of other competition, regulatory and consumer matters. Lucy also advises clients on their everyday competition law, consumer and regulatory issues.

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Linda Evans, Partner

Session six: Strictly structural: Is it time that New Zealand allowed behavioural remedies for mergers?

Linda Evans is a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and is a leading competition and regulatory lawyer who is known for her ability to see the big picture and work out a strategic pathway to the desired result. She seamlessly combines her knowledge of legal, policy and economic issues to deliver innovative yet practical solutions for clients. This has seen her retained on some of the most challenging merger and regulatory matters, particularly those in highly regulated sectors such as financial services, transport, telecommunications and energy.

Linda’s practice extends across the full spectrum of competition matters including complex market leading merger clearances, cartel investigations and immunity applications, structuring and advising on joint ventures, access to and regulation of major infrastructure and advising on high-profile class action cases.