Gary Hughes is a partner at New Zealand specialist/boutique law firm Wilson Harle. He has extensive experience helping clients resolve commercial disputes and issues with government regulators, including in specialist areas such as competition law, insurance and liability, financial services, fraud, anti-money laundering and anti-corruption, advertising, sports, media and marketing rights, privacy and consumer law.
As well as litigation, Gary handles a range of contract or commercial advisory, strategic risk management and compliance issues. In the sports industry, he has acted for New Zealand Football (soccer) in hosting FIFA tournaments, motorsport clients, major sponsors of the All Blacks (rugby), and advertisers dealing with restrictive ambush marketing laws applied to Rugby World Cup 2011.
Gary is ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific for New Zealand expertise in competition law/antitrust, and by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific for insurance law and for regulatory investigations. He is dual qualified in New Zealand and England/Wales.