Government, Public Law and Policy
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Within a broad public law practice, Craig specialises in infrastructure regulation, including the aviation, energy and telecommunications sectors. Having worked both within the government sector and in legal practice, Craig brings a diverse skill set and strong working knowledge of public law to Russell McVeagh; and is currently the National Practice Group Chair for Public, Regulatory and Competition.
He has a detailed understanding of Government and Parliament processes and has undertaken a broad range of regulatory and law reform work. This makes Craig invaluable to clients seeking to operate in complex regulatory environments.
Craig guides clients through policy, law reform and regulatory rules issued through strategic engagement with Ministers, local and central government politicians, select committees, regulators and officials.
Craig has advised significant entities across a range of sectors, including Auckland International Airport, the New Zealand Airports Association, Spark Limited, multiple energy sector participants, other infrastructure providers, financial sector participants and primary sector participants.
His experience includes advising:
LLB (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington.
Craig began his career as an advisor in the New Zealand Parliament. He joined Russell McVeagh in 2007 from a specialist public law firm, where he advised on a wide range of public and regulatory law matters. He became a partner in the Public, Regulatory and Competition practice in 2010.
Craig is listed as a leading public lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 and by Best Lawyers® 2020 for Regulatory Practice and Public Law. The ILO Client Choice Awards also named Craig, New Zealand Aviation Lawyer of the Year in 2013 and 2014, and Telecommunications Lawyer of the Year in 2016.
Technology and Telecommunications
Energy and Renewables
Transportation, Shipping and Logistics
Agribusiness and Food
Partner, Competition and Antitrust
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Special Counsel, Government, Public Law and Policy