Gary’s legal work and expertise has been noted and appreciated in a number of places over the years. A few examples are set out below. More specific client referee details can be made available upon request.


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Thanks for your excellent help the other day with my AML issue. It was a great relief to be fortunate enough to find someone able and willing to help, and who did so at such short notice and in a comprehensive manner.”

Law Firm Principal, Wellington, 2020

“Thanks so much for your exceptional work on the resolution of our recent FMA issue. We really appreciated your experience and insights.”

Managing Director, Wellington, 2019

“I am very satisfied with the information you provided. It was exactly what I needed. Excellent clarification.”

Managing Director, Auckland, 2018

“Brilliant presentation. Excellent conversational style. Excellent knowledge level”

“The notes, presentation etc were very good, and very helpful. What I need right now”

Conference attendee feedback forms, 2017

“Many thanks for this. It’s well considered advice and will provide a great discussion document for the Board tomorrow”

GM Rights & Legal Counsel, Auckland, 2016

“Gary Hughes’ reputation continues to grow, with both peers and clients praising his abilities across a range of competition areas. One source observes: “He does a lot of good work and we have a lot of time for him.” Hughes recently advised Television New Zealand on its involvement with a Commerce Commission investigation into the dealings of its rival and joint venture partner, SKY TV”

Chambers Asia-Pacific guide, Competition/Anti-trust 2015

“Thank you for doing this at short notice, it’s exactly what we needed to know.”

Head of Legal, International Markets, London, 2016

“I’ve reviewed your advice and added it to the master version. Thank you both again for your assistance with this matter in such a short timeframe. It is much appreciated”

Senior Legal Counsel, Sydney, 2016