BCL (Dist), MPhil, BA, LLB (Hons), Senior Associate
Greg Simms
Greg specialises in commercial dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in a broad range of commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations.
 
Greg advises clients in the private and public sectors in disputes involving:
- Commercial contracts.
- Company law and directors duties.
- Statutory liability, including the Fair Trading Act and Financial Markets Conduct Act.
- Professional liability, including solicitors, financial advisors, brokers and valuers.
- Product liability.
- Insurance, including indemnity, liability and recovery.
- Construction projects, infrastructure and utilities.
 
Greg appears before courts and tribunals at all levels, including arbitral tribunals. He is also experienced in proceedings before the English courts and international arbitral tribunals.
 
Greg joined the firm on returning to Auckland after working in London at a Magic Circle firm where he led teams on complex and high value commercial disputes and investigations across multiple jurisdictions.
 
Greg originally qualified and began his career in Auckland at a leading boutique litigation firm.
 
Greg has a BCL (with Distinction) and MPhil from the University of Oxford where he was top of his class in international dispute resolution. He also has a BA and LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland.
 
Contact
Wynn Williams (Auckland)
Level 25, Vero Centre,
48 Shortland Street,
Auckland 1010,
New Zealand.

Recent Articles

19/03/2020

Backing out of a deal as a result of COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 and government measures in response is leading businesses to reconsider whether they should go ahead with some deals currently under negotiation. When can your business or your counterparty back out of a deal under negotiation?

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19/03/2020

The impact of COVID-19 on performance of contracts

The spread of COVID-19 and government measures in response are affecting supply chains and the ability of businesses to perform their contracts. What if your business or your supplier (or other counterparty) is prevented from carrying out its obligations?

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19/03/2020

COVID-19 and the business-as-usual side of disputes

It is important during times like these to remember the ‘business as usual’ aspects of life and litigation that, if ignored, can create bigger issues down the track. 

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