James Mellsop

James Mellsop
Level 18
151 Queen Street
New Zealand
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Who's Who Legal Consulting Experts: Economic Consulting - Competition Economists

James Mellsop specialises in the application of economic analysis to legal issues in New Zealand and Australia. He focuses on competition, regulation, contractual disputes, damages, fair trading, tax, and resource management.

Mr Mellsop’s experience includes analysing the economic implications of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other contracts, as well as market behaviour and regulatory interventions in a variety of sectors and industries, including media, telecommunications, electricity, gas, water, mining, postal services, health, retail, supermarkets, transport, manufacturing, agriculture, software, building products, banking and finance, ports, airports, and waste. He has also analysed and quantified the economic and environmental effects of resource management decisions and damages resulting from breach of contract, collusion, and misrepresentation.

Mr Mellsop has provided expert evidence before the Australian Competition Tribunal, the New Zealand High Court, the New Zealand Environment Court, the New Zealand Commerce Commission, Resource Management Act Commissioners, and before arbitrators. He has worked on projects in New Zealand, Australia, and Asia, and he has been engaged by both the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the New Zealand Commerce Commission.

Prior to joining NERA in 2008, Mr Mellsop directed the New Zealand competition practice of another international economics consultancy. In addition, he worked for the New Zealand Treasury on microeconomic policy issues, particularly competition, regulatory, and telecommunications policy. From 1992 to 1996, Mr Mellsop worked as a lawyer for Bell Gully, with a focus on competition, corporate, and oil and gas law.

WWL says: James Mellsop is a prominent fixture in the Asia-Pacific market with experience testifying before both the New Zealand and Australian courts and regulatory bodies.

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