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Edward Willis

Senior Associate

To make an appointment, please contact Gabrielle Esther Gabrielle.Esther@tompkinswake.co.nz

Qualifications BA, LLB, LLM, Victoria University of Wellington, PhD, University of Auckland.

Edward is a senior commercial lawyer with deep experience operating at the intersection of business and government. He provides advice on a wide range of commercial law matters, with particular expertise in a number of areas of public law including economic regulation, competition law, and limits on the power of government. 

Often working directly with businesses affected by government processes and investors seeking to better understand the potential or the risk offered by a dynamic regulatory environment, Edward also works regularly with other lawyers where their transactions are especially complex due to government involvement or the need to seek regulatory clearances. 

Edward's advice is thoroughly researched, precisely targeted and credibly received by both businesses and government.

Areas of expertise

  • Commercial Law
  • Competition and Regulation
  • Competition Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Electricity Industry
  • Telecommunications
  • Treaty of Waitangi
  • Judicial Review Proceedings
  • Administrative Law
  • Public Law

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