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.


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, Tier 1 – Legal500 and Outstanding - Asialaw Profiles for TMT

Work highlights

Acting for the New Zealand Defence Force

in negotiating and drafting the new Maritime Fleet Sustainment Services Agreement (MFSS) – Hāpai Taua Manuao

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

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 contracting and procurement, with a particular focus on technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)…

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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 co-leads the Buddle Findlay intellectual property team…

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Mere King

Partner, Auckland

Mere specialises in employment, industrial relations, health and safety, employee privacy matters, as well dispute resolution 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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Renee Stiles

Partner, Wellington

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

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Sherridan Cook

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

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

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Steve Nightingale

Partner, Wellington

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

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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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