Partner, Wellington

Amy Ryburn

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Amy specialises in commercial contracting and procurement, in particular in relation to technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), and intellectual property.

Her TMT 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 (both electronic and traditional), data licensing agreements, reseller arrangements and customer terms (including online terms).

Amy has a particular interest in how commercial contracts can be crafted to support and promote ICT project success and the role of these contracts in managing ICT projects.  She is a regular speaker on issues such as risk allocation and ICT project failure.

Prior to returning to Buddle Findlay in 2010, Amy spent five years in London where she worked in Slaughter and May's TMT team.

  • Prince2 practitioner accreditation

Work highlights

Advising the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

on its telecommunications as a service project - a joint programme of work with the Department of Internal Affairs

Advising New Zealand Post

on its project to procure 'Network as a Service' services from Vodafone

Advising the Department of Internal Affairs

on the Government's "Infrastructure as a Service" project which involved long term ICT services agreements with three suppliers (Datacom, Revera and IBM)

Advising Snapper and Morrison & Co

on a range of commercial agreements with an ICT focus

Advising the Reserve Bank of New Zealand

on the negotiation of its arrangements with Datacom for the support and development of the critical NZClear and ESAS systems

Advising Localist

an online social media service, on a range of matters, including terms and conditions relating to Localist's online and mobile products


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