Alan Lear is an Auckland based barrister specialising in New Zealand Competition Law (antitrust), Consumer Law and Overseas Investment Regulation for over 25 years.

Previously a partner in a major law firm and a solicitor at the NZ Commerce Commission, Alan provides prompt and cost effective legal services to law firms throughout New Zealand, in-house legal counsel and overseas lawyers. If you are not a lawyer, Alan is happy to discuss your situation and help make appropriate arrangements should you wish to engage him.

Alan’s services

Competition Law

  • Legal advice including:
    • Business acquisitions
    • Cartels
    • Competitor
    • Collaborations
    • Franchises
    • Misuse of market power
    • Exclusive dealing/refusals to deal
    • RPM
  • Clearance and authorisation applications to the NZ Commerce Commission
  • Cartel Leniency Applications
  • NZCC investigations
  • Court proceedings
  • Compliance Training

Consumer Law

  • Legal advice including:
    • Misleading and deceptive conduct
    • Unfair Contracts
    • Marketing and promotions
  • NZCC investigations
  • Court proceedings
  • Compliance Training

Overseas Investment

  • Legal advice including:
    • Whether Overseas Investment Office consent is required for overseas persons purchasing:
      - large businesses
      - sensitive land
      - fishing quota
  • OIO applications for consent
  • OIO consent compliance

Contact Details

ddl +64 (0) 9 366 4623
mob +64 (0) 21 371 485
fax +64 (0) 9 366 7616

Level 5, 18 Shortland St, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
PO Box 3705, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
alan.lear@antitrust.co.nz