Competition and IP expert makes partner

by Sol Dolor13 Jul 2018

Anna Ryan has ascended to the Lane Neave partnership.

The experienced lawyer, who was promoted from senior associate, leads the competition and consumer law and the intellectual property practice groups at the established firm. She has been with Lane Neave since 2007.

“Anna Ryan is an accomplished corporate adviser, who is respected by clients for her strong commercial acumen and for her ability to deliver the most beneficial outcomes to complex legal issues,” said Andrew Shaw, Lane Neave managing partner.

Not only does the promotion strengthen the firm’s leadership team, it also follows the firm’s plans, he said.

“The promotion also aligns with our strategy of offering specialist legal services to our clients within our eight practice areas and across our four offices in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown,” Shaw said.

Anna Ryan

Ryan earned her master’s degree in law specialising in competition and consumer law from the University of Melbourne. She regularly advises on the Commerce Ac, Fair Trading Act and all aspects of competition and commercial law.

She also sits on the Advisory Board of the Competition Law and Policy Institute of New Zealand.

Lane Neave recently celebrated its 150th anniversary and announced six promotions.


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