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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Many thanks for the great work … Management last Friday were very pleased with the quality of the report and the analysis you have performed”

Chief Compliance Officer, Auckland, 2023

That’s great news. Thanks for all your work to get us to this point. I am pleased to hear that the proceeding has been discontinued.

Insurance Claims Counsel, Sydney 2023

Thank you very much again for your advice on [Project O] – it was extremely helpful, and we appreciate the effort at such short notice.

Partner at international law firm, London, 2022

Such an excellent and informed speaker. I have attended many sub-standard AML seminars in the past where someone has just read off a script, but in this case I felt he really knew what he was talking about and had a lot of insight.

Accountant firm partner, 2021

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