Expertise

Technology, media and telecommunications

Buddle Findlay is recognised as a leader in TMT. Our multi-disciplinary approach and focus on practical commercial advice ensures we work with New Zealand's most high profile organisations in the technology, media and telecommunications industry.

Overview

Our dedicated national TMT team offers unrivalled depth of experience across the full spectrum of information technology, e-commerce, media and entertainment, telecommunications, and privacy.

We advise on some of the largest and most complex ICT procurement and implementation projects in New Zealand, in both the private and public sectors, and are a key provider on the All of Government panel for legal services, working closely with a number of government agencies and local authorities on significant IT projects.

Our Early stage and high growth companies practice works with clients to launch and grow new technology and e-commerce ventures, and commercialise new software and cloud solutions.

Our work in the media sector involves working with media companies and television and film producers in relation to the development, production and distribution of television programs and films.

  • New Zealand Deal of the Year - 2015 New Zealand Law Awards
  • Consumer, Media and Tech Deal of the Year - 2015 New Zealand Law Awards
  • Band 1 - Chambers Asia Pacific and Outstanding - Asialaw Profiles for technology, media and telecommunications


Work highlights

Advising SKY Television

on negotiation of the SANZAR television rights for 2016 to 2020

Advising the NZ Transport Agency

on its Business Continuity Programme with Unisys (IT project of the year, 2012 ITEX Computerworld Awards)

Advising New Zealand Post

on its network as a service project with Vodafone, procurement of Google Apps, representing the first take-up of Google Apps by a major commercial entity in New Zealand, and the establishment and divestment of the online directory Localist

Advising SKY Television

on its technology procurement and maintenance requirements, including a nationwide unified communications platform, set-top box development and procurement, launch of online and mobile content delivery platforms, and procurement and upgrades of broadcast and transmission infrastructure and systems

Advising Wynyard Group

on its corporate governance, commercial contracting, software licensing and distribution agreements and its upstream licensing arrangements

Advising the Department of Internal Affairs

on its IaaS project which involved syndicated procurement agreements for IT infrastructure services with IBM, Datacom and Revera
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Our team

Adam Jackson

Adam Jackson

Partner, Wellington

Adam specialises in debt financing, derivatives, general banking law advisory work, funds management and commercial contracts...

  • DDI +64 4 498 7346
  • M +64 21 303 162

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Allan Yeoman

Allan Yeoman

Partner, Auckland

Allan specialises in providing transactional and contracting advice in the technology and media sectors. He works with a range of IT...

  • DDI +64 9 363 1029
  • M +64 21 766 312

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Amy Ryburn

Amy Ryburn

Partner, Wellington

Amy specialises in commercial contracting and procurement, in particular in relation to technology, media and telecommunications...

  • DDI +64 4 462 0904
  • M +64 21 242 5889

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Philip Wood

Philip Wood

Partner, Auckland

Philip specialises in providing commercial, IT, telecommunication, media and television/film sector advice including strategic advice...

  • DDI +64 9 357 9385
  • M +64 21 624 356

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Seb Bisley

Seb Bisley

Partner, Wellington

Seb specialises in litigation and insolvency law. He has particular expertise in commercial litigation, insurance law and public law...

  • DDI +64 4 462 0839
  • M +64 21 844 428

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Sherridan Cook

Sherridan Cook

Partner, Auckland

Sherridan specialises in employment, industrial relations and health and safety as well as litigation and dispute resolution...

  • DDI +64 9 357 1858
  • M +64 27 545 9768

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Steve Nightingale

Steve Nightingale

Partner, Wellington

Steve specialises in corporate law including capital raising, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, limited partnerships...

  • DDI +64 4 498 7312
  • M +64 27 668 2832

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Tony Wilkinson

Tony Wilkinson

Partner, Auckland

Tony has a highly regarded practice acting for public and private sector clients. He is the lead tax advisor for Buddle Findlay’s most...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7066
  • M +64 27 476 6587

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