About Me


  • Bryan Gundersen was born in Wellington, New Zealand.
  • He married Jan Frances Naylor in 1978.
  • Bryan and Jan have 3 children.
  • Bryan was educated at Scots College, Wellington, New Zealand;  Valley High School, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA;  La Crescenta Valley High School, Los Angeles, California, USA  Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and graduated with a LLB (Hons) in 1971.
  • Bryan is an independent commercial barrister and consultant having been, until 31 March 2013, a Partner in the Wellington office of the New Zealand national law firm, Kensington Swan. Bryan specialises in the Corporate and Commercial Law and Competition/Regulatory Law.
  • Bryan has written extensively on Competition Law and Energy Law matters, view a list of books, articles and conference papers written by Bryan.
  • Bryan is currently Chairman of the Kapiti Youth Employment Foundation (commonly called Work Ready Kapiti). He was a member of the executive board of trustees of the Enterprise New Zealand Trust (2004-16). He was Chairman of Kensington Swan (1993-95) and Director (1991-97); Director, Wellington Rugby Football Union (1998-2004) and served as Chairman of the Audit & Financial Subcommittee and Commercial Subcommittee; a member of the Advisory Board, VIP Transport, Internal Affairs Department (1992-96); and, Advisory Board, QEC Enterprises, Internal Affairs Department (1990-96).
  • Bryan was also a member of the New Zealand Council of the Institute of Directors (2008-2010) and Chairman of the Wellington Branch Committee (2006-2010).
  • Bryan has also been Chairman, New Zealand Energy Law Association; Chairman of the LAWASIA Energy Section; Member of the Ministry of Commerce Consultative Group on Competition law (1992-94); and, Member of the Government Consultative Group on the Harmonisation of Australian and New Zealand Business Law (1992-94).
  • Bryan is A Past President of Wellington College Old Boys – Victoria University Rugby Club Incorporated (2017-18) and was Chairman (1993-98); Chairman, Victoria University Rugby Football Club (1990-92); and, Chairman, Salamanca Tennis Club (1988-94).
  • Personal interests are golf, tennis, rugby, reading and politics.