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Paul is an experienced public, regulatory, and commercial litigator. He advises public and private sector clients on complex commercial and public law matters across competition and economic regulation, resource management and environmental law, local government law, administrative law, contract law, and property law.
Paul holds an LLM in competition and consumer law from the University of Melbourne, and his experience in competition law and economic regulation in particular (across mergers and acquisitions, cartels, and regulated industries) is substantial.
Paul is also a contributing author of Public International Law: A New Zealand Perspective, and has experience in advising clients on matters related to international law and cross-border disputes.
Paul has appeared as counsel in proceedings before the District Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal, as well as before the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia in a trans-Tasman proceeding, and various arbitral tribunals.