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Minter Ellison Rudd Watts partner appointed in Qatar

4 August 2014

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts partner appointed to Qatar Appeals Advisory Committee

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts partner and former New Zealand Telecommunications Commissioner Dr Ross Patterson has been appointed by the Qatar Minister of Information and Communications Technology as a member of the Qatar Appeals Advisory Committee. The Committee is responsible for reviewing final decisions of the Communications Regulatory Authority, including disputes between service providers, disputes between service providers and other parties, and other CRA decisions that regulate the sector or implement the law.

The Minister said the appointment was made because of Dr Patterson’s extensive expertise in the sector, and by assuming this responsibility he would be contributing to the growth and viability of the sector.

Dr Patterson continues to head Minter Ellison Rudd Watts’ competition and economic regulation practice. He has twenty-five years of specialist experience in competition law and economic regulation. Between 2007 and 2012 he was New Zealand’s telecommunications regulator, and a member of the Commerce Commission. He is also Chairman of Akhet Consulting FZ LLE, a telecommunications consultancy based in the UAE with a specific focus on national broadband network regulatory design and implementation.

About Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts is a top tier New Zealand law firm. The firm is known for providing clients with technically excellent legal solutions and innovative advice, contributing as trusted advisors who work alongside clients to ensure their success. They are proud to be a New Zealand law firm with a global outlook and reach. They have offices in Auckland and Wellington, but also have the unique ability to access a worldwide network of offices, advisors and markets through the Minter Ellison Legal Group, a leading firm in the Asia-Pacific.

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