Craig's practice has a strong infrastructure regulation focus, and he advises extensively in the aviation, energy and telecommunications sectors.
He specialises in assisting clients with policy and law reform issues through strategic engagement with Ministers, local and central government politicians, select committees, regulators and officials.
Craig has a detailed understanding of Government and Parliament processes and has undertaken a broad range of regulatory and law reform work.
Craig began his career as an advisor in the New Zealand Parliament. He joined Russell McVeagh in 2007 from a specialist public law firm, where he advised on a wide range of public and regulatory law matters. He became a partner in the Public Law and Policy practice in 2010.
- Advising New Zealand Airports Association on strategy and submissions to the Commerce Commission on the implementation of the new regulatory regime under Part 4 of the Commerce Act, including appearing at hearings
- Advising Auckland Airport on various regulatory issues including strategy and submissions to Government and Select Committee on reform of the regulatory control provisions of the Commerce Act, and on the Commerce Commission's implementation of the new regulatory regime
- Advising a range of electricity generators, retailers and distribution companies on various regulatory issues
- Advising on a range of telecommunications regulatory issues
- Advising Auckland Transition Agency on establishment of a CCO and Orders in Council
- Advising an insurance broker on the Fire Service Commission's investigation of certain insurance products
- Advising Vector Limited on various regulatory issues regarding electricity and gas lines services
- Advising a major insurer on issues under the Financial Advisers Bill and implementation of the new financial advisers regulatory regime, and on the new Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act
- Advising a major liquor manufacturer on the reform of the liquor laws
- Advising a major bank on the Commerce Commission's investigation of credit card fees under the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2005
- Advising various entities on submissions to and engagement with select committees on law reform issues.
LLB (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington,
Admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2001
Partner: Russell McVeagh (since 2010)
Associate/Senior Solicitor: Russell McVeagh (2007-2010)
Senior Solicitor: Chen Palmer (2004-2007)