Partner, Auckland

Allan Yeoman



Allan specialises in providing transactional and contracting advice in the technology and media sectors. He works with a range of IT customers and vendors in both the private and public sectors, including software developers, broadcasters, cloud service providers, healthcare providers, local bodies and other public sector agencies. 

Allan also provides contracting advice to a range of commercial clients, and regularly advises on data privacy regulation and compliance.  He has recently published a White Paper on information security and privacy and been interviewed on cybersecurity risks and challenges.

He has a particular interest in social media, and has worked with a number of brand-owners to develop social media policies and address brand management and compliance issues.

Allan is heavily involved with our startup practice, and advises early-stage and high-growth companies on intellectual property, licensing, partnership, privacy and e-commerce arrangements. 

Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Allan worked at Linklaters and Lewis Silkin in London.

  • Associate Member and Certified Technologist of the Institute of IT Professionals

Work highlights

Advising Infratil and Brookfield

on their $3.4b deal to acquire Vodafone NZ

Advising SKY Television

on the procurement of next-generation set-top boxes and related implementation and support

Advising on IT and transition aspects

of the $785m sale of Chevron New Zealand to Z Energy

Advising Soltius

on its implementation of an SAP solution at a major New Zealand listed company

Advising SKY Television

on the supply by Ericsson of broadcast play-out infrastructure and related support services

Advising Waikato DHB

on the procurement of core clinical and operational IT systems, hardware and services


Alternate contacts

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


Amy Ryburn

Amy Ryburn

Partner, Wellington

Amy specialises in commercial contracting and procurement, with a particular focus on technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), i…

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