Torrin heads Bell Gully’s market-leading competition law team.
Torrin practises competition law exclusively and has been involved in a large number of high profile competition law transactions. He has extensive experience in the M&A context and also in structuring commercial arrangements (e.g. discount/rebate/loyalty structures, distribution agreements, joint ventures, joint collaboration) to avoid competition law issues.
He has acted for a number of corporate clients to successfully resolve Commerce Commission investigations into alleged cartel and market power conduct, and works with clients to develop and implement compliance programmes. He also acts for firms seeking leniency from the Commerce Commission under its cartel leniency policy and advises on the application of sector-specific competition regimes / Commerce Act exemptions.
Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 ranks Torrin in its top band, noting "he is lauded by peers as 'a very strong leader,'" while clients describe his advice as 'absolutely spot-on.' He is 'a very good lawyer with a natural ease and excellent academic ability.'" Earlier editions say he "impresses with his 'amazing accessibility and outstanding level of knowledge in the competition sphere' as well as his 'ability to simplify complex issues'."
He is also listed as one of the leading New Zealand competition/anti-trust specialists by Who's Who Legal, PLC Which Lawyer? and Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers/Economists.
Torrin co-authors the New Zealand chapter in The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies, produced by Global Competition Review, and regularly comments for specialist competition law publications on competition law matters affecting New Zealand.
LLB, BCom (Economics), University of Auckland
2001 New Zealand