Philip has over 20 years experience providing commercial, information and communication technology (ICT) and television/film sector advice including strategic advice on tendering and acquisition processes, negotiation of key/long term contractual relationships, non-performance and disputes.
Philip is recognised by a number of legal directories as a leading lawyer in the ICT, technology and media areas in New Zealand.
Philip has specialist expertise in:
- Establishment and operation of small technology or intellectual property based businesses
- All aspects of ICT including ICT aspects of corporate transactions, advice on large ICT projects, and the development and exploitation of ICT products and services
- Commercial and IP aspects of film and television projects
- Copyright disputes, licences and fair dealing and arrangements with the Copyright Collecting Societies
- Defence related contracts and tendering processes
Recent work includes:
- Advising on the host broadcasting contract for the Rugby World Cup 2011
- Advising on the ICT aspects of the acquisition of Telecom’s Yellow Pages business
- Advising Sky Television on a major (NZ$40+m) upgrade of its broadcast facilities including preparing RFP documents, managing RFP processes and advising on supply and service terms and conditions
- Advising Auckland City Council on IT matters including drafting and negotiating contracts for IT projects and advising on disputes with IT vendors
- Advising Imagination Television on the local production of Animal Rescue and the Australian production of Animal House
- Advising Royal New Zealand Navy and New Zealand Defence Force on an international tender for a long-term contract to operate and manage the engineering services at the Devonport Naval Base which provides engineering support to RNZN’s fleet.
- LLB (Hons), BA University of Canterbury
- LLM (Hons) University of London, United Kingdom