Sam Hiebendaal

Senior Associate Auckland

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​​​​​Sam has extensive national and international experience in major commercial and competition disputes, and has represented clients from a range of industries in the District Court, High Court, and Court of Appeal.

Sam joined Bell Gully in 2012, and recently returned from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, where he advised global organisations on complex disputes of all kinds, including competition law class actions, mass tort claims, and international arbitration.

Work highlights

Antitrust damages litigation
Lead senior associate on the defence of a global truck manufacturer in multi-billion euro antitrust damages litigation (including mass claims and several class actions) in Europe and elsewhere. It is the largest and most complex antitrust damages litigation ever brought in Europe.

International commercial arbitration
Successfully defended a multi-million USD international commercial arbitration in the pharmaceutical industry.