LLB (Hons), BCom, Associate
Sophie Meares
Sophie is part of our national Dispute Resolution Team where she works with Jeremy Johnson and Jared Ormsby.

She specialises in commercial disputes, but also has experience dealing with financial markets, fair trading, construction and local government litigation.

Sophie has a strong track record in providing strategic advice on all aspects of competition law including in relation to mergers, joint ventures and anti-competitive behaviour.

"I enjoy the satisfaction of analysing the client’s legal position to find a workable and commercial solution."
Contact
Wynn Williams (Christchurch)
Level 5, Wynn Williams House,
47 Hereford Street,
Christchurch 8013,
New Zealand.

Specialities

Recent Projects

  • The following work was undertaken whilst at Wynn Williams and a previous firm:
  • Advice on competition law issues including to a major public entity regarding a joint venture proposal, and to a logistics conglomerate regarding a merger proposal.
  • Acting on the investigation into the sale of interest rate swaps
  • Defence of a finance company director
  • Successful defence of a multi-million dollar Wellington High Court contractual claim
  • Advice on coverage under D&O policies
  • Successful settlement of a multi-million dollar leaky building claim
  • Body Corporate disputes – recovery of unpaid levies and maintenance disputes
  • Acting on the Christchurch District Plan Review

Reported Decisions

  • Prophecy Networks Ltd v Revera Ltd [2015] NZHC 215



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Wynn Williams Christchurch
Level 5, Wynn Williams House, 47 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand.
PO Box 4341, DX WX11179, Christchurch 8140.
+64 3 379 7622
+64 3 379 2467
Wynn Williams Auckland
Level 11, AIG Building, 41 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
PO Box 2401, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.
+64 9 300 2600
+64 9 300 2609
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