Glen Holm-Hansen

GLEN HOLM-HANSEN

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

INTRODUCTION

Glen acts on a wide range of commercial disputes and regularly appears before the New Zealand courts at all levels on breach of contract, insurance, professional liability, insolvency, and negligence matters.

Glen is also experienced in advising clients in relation to significant investigations undertaken by the Commerce Commission under the Commerce Act, Fair Trading Act, and Credit Contract and Consumer Finance Act, as well as investigations by other regulatory bodies including the Serious Fraud Office. He regularly advises on consumer protection legislation, and assists in preparing submissions in relation to legislative reform.

Prior to joining Lowndes, Glen was a Senior Associate at a large national law firm where he had been for almost 10 years.

CONTACT

Main Phone: +64 9 373 3331

Direct Phone: +64 9 373 7714

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Mobile: +64 21 929 967

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QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2007 BA/LLB (Hons) – University of Auckland
  • Member New Zealand Law Society
  • Member Auckland District Law Society

EXAMPLE OF WORK

  • Leading banking and peer-to-peer lending institutions – assisting with investigations under the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 and Fair Trading Act 1986
  • Assisting a multinational corporation in relation to a breach of warranty claim in relation to the supply of artificial turf to 53 separate fields in North America
  • Kordia v TelstraClear – significant arbitration regarding a contractual dispute over ownership of and rights to upgrade a significant telecommunications asset
  • Arbitration claim relating to the sale of a telecommunications company alleging breaches of contract and the Fair Trading Act
  • Perpetual Trust Limited v Financial Markets Authority – judicial review of information gathering powers of Financial Markets Authority
  • Mighty River Power (Mercury) – successfully opposed an appeal in the High Court against the Electricity Authority’s decision regarding an alleged “undesirable trading situation” under the Electricity Industry Participation Code
  • HIH and FAI – acting for the liquidators in various Court proceedings relating to these insurance companies, now in liquidation
  • Timber preservation company – defence of a significant defamation claim brought by a competitor, with additional claims in tort and under the Fair Trading Act
  • Successfully defending a claim brought by a competitor against a major retailer for breach of confidentiality