Technology, media and telecommunications

We are a leader in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) law.  Our multi-disciplinary approach and practical commercial advice ensure we work with New Zealand's most high-profile organisations in the sector.


Our dedicated national TMT team has unrivalled experience in:

  • IT projects (including in relation to IT infrastructure and software/SaaS)
  • Media, advertising and entertainment
  • Digital and data
  • Telecommunications and digital infrastructure
  • Privacy and cyber
  • E-commerce and online services
  • Satellite arrangements
  • Health tech and digital health.
We give advice on significant IT procurement and implementation projects

We act on some of the largest and most complex IT procurement and implementation projects in New Zealand, across both the private and public sectors. We are experts on waterfall and agile methodologies (and hybrid approaches).

We have worked with clients investing significantly in IT and digital services and hardware, and with businesses delivering IT systems and solutions to the market. Clients include several early-stage and high growth technology companies.

We are a key provider on the All-of-Government panel for legal services — working closely with several government agencies and local authorities on their most critical IT projects.

We provide valuable insights into market trends and best practice

Our experience working with both IT suppliers and customers means we understand both parties' needs. Our unique perspective allows us to provide valuable insights into market trends and best practice, to help our clients succeed.

We serve clients throughout the media sector

Our work in the media sector involves working with media companies, broadcasters and television and film producers in relation to the development, production and distribution of content. To find out more about our entertainment, media, film and television expertise, click here.

We integrate privacy and cyber security expertise

Our work on TMT projects often involves complex issues of data management, privacy compliance and cyber security. We integrate this expertise into our advice seamlessly. To find out more about our privacy and cyber practice, click here.

  • Band 1 - Chambers Asia Pacific and Tier 1 – Legal500

Work highlights

One NZ

We advised One NZ (formerly Vodafone New Zealand) on its conditional transaction to acquire a majority shareholding in specialist cyber security and resilience business DEFEND.

New Zealand Government agreement with Microsoft

We advised the New Zealand Government on the renewal of its agreement with Microsoft, being the single largest software agreement entered into by New Zealand Government agencies.

Imagination TV

We advised Imagination TV on production and access arrangements for a new documentary series, Scott Base Rebuild – Building the Future on Ice, that will follow the NZ$244m project to design and build Scott Base's ground-breaking new future-proofed ice hub in Antarctica.

New Zealand Blood and Organ Service

We advised the New Zealand Blood and Organ Service on the procurement, development and implementation of a blood management system suite from MAK-System Group.

Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment

We advised the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment on a wide range of complex ICT procurements, including its most significant outsourcing arrangements.

Sky Television

We advised Sky Television on potential amendments to its long-term satellite transponder lease arrangement with Optus Networks.

Our team

Allan Yeoman

Partner, Auckland

Allan is a partner in Buddle Findlay's Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) team. He specialises in providing…

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Amy Ryburn

Partner, Wellington
Board of Management

Amy specialises in commercial law. She advises on a range of commercial matters but has a particular focus on technology, media and…

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Philip Wood

Partner, Auckland

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

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Grant Dunn

Partner, Auckland

Grant specialises in corporate and commercial law and has over 20 years experience. He previously spent six years with the London…

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Hamish Selby

Partner, Auckland

Hamish specialises in intellectual property and leads the Buddle Findlay intellectual property team…

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Renee Stiles

Partner, Wellington

Renee is a member of our Wellington corporate and commercial team, specialising in commercial contracting, information and…

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Sherridan Cook

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

Sherridan specialises in advocacy and commercial litigation, with considerable expertise and experience in…

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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…

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