Partner, Wellington

Board of Management

Amy Ryburn

Amy Ryburn


Amy specialises in commercial contracting and procurement, with a particular focus on technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), procurement, intellectual property and privacy matters.

Amy has more than 20 years of experience working on complex technology projects in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.  Her team has worked on some of the most significant technology contracts in New Zealand in recent years (including a number of syndicated and framework agreements put in place for use by eligible Government agencies throughout New Zealand).

Her expertise includes drafting and negotiating agreements for cloud computing solutions, a full range of network and other telco services, and software development projects (using both agile and waterfall methodologies).

Amy's experience also extends to a wide range of general commercial agreements, such as strategic alliances, franchise agreements, IP transfer, licensing and exploitation agreements, publishing agreements, data licensing agreements, reseller and distribution arrangements and customer terms (including online terms).

Amy has a particular interest in how technology contracts can be crafted to support and promote project success.  She is a regular speaker on issues such as risk allocation and ICT project failure.

  • Prince2 practitioner accreditation
  • Recognised as a leading individual for TMT by Chambers and Legal 500

Work highlights

Advising New Zealand Post

on its procurement of new parcel sortation equipment and related software.  This has involved advising on compliance of the procurement process with the New Zealand Government's Procurement Rules, drafting the contracts released with the tender, assisting with evaluating tender responses, and ultimately the negotiation and drafting of highly complex agreements for the purchase of the equipment and software

Advising the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment

on a wide range of significant ICT procurements, including the Telecommunications as a Service common capability contract for use by all government agencies, and several business-critical ICT system procurements

Advising Zespri

on its Project Horizon project - a complex, multi-year project to transform its IT systems

Advising New Zealand Post

on services arrangements with Kiwibank (including in respect of its shared retail network)

Advising the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment

on its payroll solution project

Advising New Zealand Customs Service

on a number of procurements for border-facing hardware with a significant ICT function

Alternate contacts

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


Allan Yeoman

Partner, Auckland

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

  • DDI +64 9 363 1029
  • M +64 21 766 312


Damien Steel-Baker

Special Counsel, Wellington

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

  • DDI +64 4 498 7355
  • M +64 21 681 433