NZ Corporate and Commercial Law Leader
Greg leads the New Zealand Corporate and Commercial Law services.
Greg is a pragmatic lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience advising on corporate and commercial matters. He has a particular interest in matters involving technology, and the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property. Greg was recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 editorial for Intellectual Property.
Greg has worked in top-tier law firms in NZ and the UK, and spent four years as in-house counsel at the global headquarters of GlaxoSmithKline. Greg has also worked as a policy advisor to the New Zealand government on business law and intellectual law, and at the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.
Qualifications and admissions
- Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
- Admitted as a Solicitor of the Higher Courts of England and Wales (does not hold current practicing certificate)
- LLB (Honours, Intellectual Property Law), University of Otago
- Admitted in New Zealand, and England and Wales
- Member, New Zealand Law Society
- New Zealand competition law reform – EY Corporate and Commercial Law Global Update, Winter 2017 / Spring 2018: http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/ey-corporate-and-commercial-law-global-update-winter-2017-spring-2018/$File/ey-corporate-and-commercial-law-global-update-winter-2017-spring-2018.pdf
- Are you renewing or replacing your contract? Why does it matter? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/you-renewing-replacing-your-contract-why-does-matter-greg-france/