Alicia Murray is a commercial litigator with nearly 20 years' experience in large-scale commercial disputes. 

She leads the firm's New Zealand Competition law practice and is the co-leader of the New Zealand Restructuring team. Her practice includes regulatory disputes and investigations, restructuring and insolvency matters and general commercial disputes.

Alicia brings a broad perspective to setting and implementing strategy to resolve more complex conflicts and disputes. This comes from her experience acting for a wide range of clients involved in various industries and her dealings with regulators (including the Commerce Commission, the Financial Markets Authority, and the Reserve Bank).

Alicia acts for clients being investigated by the Commerce Commission in relation to alleged breaches of competition law and consumer law (including Commerce Act, Fair Trading Act and Credit Contract and Consumer Finance Act issues), and for clients being investigated by the Financial Markets Authority for alleged breaches of financial markets legislation.  Alicia can help clients through the whole of the investigation and enforcement experience, where having consistent representation through the investigation and into enforcement helps to streamline the process and deliver the best value for clients.

Alicia has considerable experience acting for, and advising clients on, the contentious aspects of restructuring and insolvency, including applications for liquidation, advice on voidable transactions and claims against directors, and debt recovery. 

Alicia's practice also includes a wide variety of commercial litigation, including contractual disputes, advice to clients about the interpretation of contracts, potential remedies or enforcement options available for breach of contract, and termination of contracts, including in respect of construction contracts.  

Alicia has appeared in court, as well as in meditations, arbitrations, and judicial settlement conferences. She has also provided advice and training seminars on compliance issues, including in relation to competition law, bribery and corruption, fair trading, and anti-money laundering.

Alicia is passionate about diversity and the benefits that brings to businesses. In 2018 and 2019 she was the president of the Auckland Women's Lawyers' Association and is a strong advocate for women within the legal profession, regularly supporting and mentoring young females making their way through the industry.

Alicia is a member of the board of the Competition Law and Policy Institute of New Zealand (CLPINZ) and on the steering committee for WIRI (Women in Insolvency & Restructuring).