Paul Comrie-Thomson

Senior Solicitor 

Paul has experience in commercial arbitration and commercial and public law litigation, acting for a range of government and private sector clients.  He has a particular focus on competition and regulatory law and litigation.

Paul also has an interest in international law and cross-border issues.  He has co-authored two chapters in a forthcoming text on international law, and was recently published in the Journal of International Arbitration.  Before joining Meredith Connell, Paul worked at the New Zealand Law Commission where he was principally involved in the review of New Zealand’s extradition and mutual legal assistance legislation.

  • Junior counsel for the Commerce Commission in the High Court and Court of Appeal on the NZME and Fairfax merger appeals following the Commission’s decision declining authorisation (NZME Ltd v Commerce Commission).
  • Junior counsel for Greymouth Petroleum in judicial review proceedings before the High Court (Greymouth Petroleum Mining Co Ltd v Minister of Energy & Resources).
  • Acted in various judicial review proceedings in the High Court and Court of Appeal for Auckland Council, Wellington City Council and the New Zealand Law Society.
  • Acted for the Accident Compensation Corporation in various appeals in the District Court.
  • Experience in a number of commercial arbitrations.

LLB(Hons)/BA, Victoria University of Wellington