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.
"Buddle Findlay has an impressive ‘depth of experience’ in IT procurement and implementation projects, in addition to large-scale M&A, working with a range of market-leading multinationals on consequential transactions."
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
''Buddle Findlay's service level and responsiveness are phenomenal. We are fortunate to have such great legal representation in our corner."
Chambers and Partners
"Buddle Findlay’s market leading TMT practice is recognised for its involvement in IT procurement and implementation, alongside demonstrable skills in cybersecurity and data privacy risk, compliance and matters in the media and entertainment space."
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
- Band 1 - Chambers Asia Pacific and Tier 1 – Legal500
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