The New, High Profile Barristers With CVs You Just Can’t Ignore
Former Commerce Commission Chief Dr Mark Berry is the latest senior legal figure to set up in private practice following the end of his tenure at Comcom.
His new website talks of his speciality (surprise, surprise) in competition and consumer law and economic regulation.
Speaking like all good, authoritative sites, it does so in the third person:
“He is a former partner of Bell Gully and is also a former consultant of Chapman Tripp. He has been in practice as a barrister from 2002. Mark’s practice has focused on all aspects of merger and restrictive trade practices matters (including cartels) under the Commerce Act. He has also acted extensively on electricity regulation matters.”
Dr Berry ended his role at the Commission in May, having chosen not to pursue a third, five year term, replaced by fellow Power List member Anna Rawling (pictured below) as LawFuel had predicted.
Dr Berry may be best remembered at the commission for declining to clear the takeover of Sky TV by Vodafone, or to authorise the merger of NZME and Stuff Ltd, both of which have lead to intense scrutiny and commentary, apart from legal challenge.