The Commerce Act, Cartels and Recent Developments (On Demand)

Recorded Webinar 1.25 CPD Hrs
Your desk or portable device


The recent Court of Appeal decision in Commerce Commission v Lodge Real Estate Ltd [2018] NZCA 523 brings into focus what constitutes an agreement or arrangement in respect of the Commerce Act.

Considering the judgment and its wider implications, this webinar will also look at some of the extended definitions in the Act and also the proposed inclusion of criminal sanctions. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand better the approach taken by the Court of Appeal in Lodge, particularly in respect of agreements and arrangements and what constitutes price fixing.
  • Learn more about the exceptions introduced in the 2017 amendments to the Act including collaborative activity, vertical supply contracts and joint buying.
  • Gain insights into the proposed amendments to the Act which will introduce criminal sanctions. 

Who Should view?

Commercial lawyers, litigators and those lawyers in general practice whose clients may require advice on the Commerce Act from time to time. 


Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Katie Rusbatch
Head of Competition
Commerce Commission

Katie’s teams are responsible for the Commerce Commission’s competition investigations, including cartel investigations.

Katie was previously a Senior Legal Counsel at the Commission and has worked at both the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission of Singapore.

John Land
Bankside Chambers

John Land is a senior barrister at Bankside Chambers in Auckland. He was formerly a partner at national New Zealand law firm Kensington Swan between 1993 and 2012.

John has in-depth specialist competition law expertise and experience having acted as counsel in a number of major New Zealand competition law cases. John's experience also includes assisting companies and individuals (including company officers needing separate representation) with representation in Commerce Commission investigations, and seeking and obtaining immunity for anti-competitive conduct under the Commerce Commission's leniency policy.

John is a leading writer and presenter on the topic of competition law and was an author and presenter of the 2012 New Zealand Law Society seminar "Competition Law- The Must Knows". John is a member of the advisory board of the Competition Law and Policy Institute of New Zealand and was in 2014- 2016 the Director (Chairperson) of the Institute.

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