The Government of New Zealand announced on December 8, 2015 that cartel conduct will not be criminalised under the proposed Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill (known as the Cartels Bill).
Alicia Murray is a senior associate in Simpson Grierson´s Auckland office and part of the commercial litigation group. Alicia's particular area of focus is competition law, as well as Fair Trading Act matters, Securities Act or Financial Markets Conduct Act matters, contractual disputes, and insurance matters. Alicia has provided advice to clients on Commerce Commission investigations under the Commerce Act and Fair Trading Act, and defended clients in proceedings commenced by the Commerce Commission under both Acts. Alicia has also been involved in a number of Securities Act claims, acting for both directors, and the receivers, of failed finance companies. She has appeared in both the High Court and District Court, as well as in meditations, arbitrations, and judicial settlement conferences. Alicia has also provided advice to clients about the interpretation of contracts, and potential remedies or enforcement options available for breach of contract.