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, digital, telecommunications, and privacy.

We advise on some of the largest and most complex IT procurement and implementation projects in New Zealand, in both the private and public sectors.  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, including a number of early stage and high growth technology companies.  We 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 experience working with both IT suppliers and customers means we see both sides of the coin and allows us to provide valuable insights into market trends and best practice and more effectively help our clients reach successful outcomes.

Many of our clients’ technology needs involve ingesting discrete technology and software components to incorporate into a broader customer offering, requiring a consistent and ‘bigger picture’ approach across a multitude of software licence and SaaS terms.  We adopt a holistic view to those projects, working with clients to define their minimum requirements and preferred positions, and ensuring that contract reviews, legal advice and negotiations are focused only on the issues that really matter to them.

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.



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

Work highlights

Advising One NZ

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

Advising 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

Advising Imagination TV

 on its production and rights arrangements for the programme Heartbreak Island (Season 3), which involved the renegotiation with a new broadcaster, Discovery New Zealand and Discovery+

Advising the New Zealand Blood and Organ Service

 on the procurement, development and implementation of a Donor Relationship Management system from Theta Systems

Advising the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment

on a wide range of complex ICT procurements, including its most significant outsourcing arrangements

Advising 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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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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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 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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