Amy specialises in commercial law. She advises on a range of commercial matters but has a particular focus on technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), outsourcing, public sector contracting and procurement, intellectual property, privacy and data protection, and consumer law 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, negotiating and providing strategic pragmatic advice on agreements for both customers and suppliers 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 drafting online terms and privacy statements and policies and advising on consumer law issues related to such terms and compliance with the unfair contract terms regime).
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.
Prior to joining Buddle Findlay in 2010, Amy worked at Slaughter and May in London.
"Amy is a very experienced commercial practitioner. She is very well-organised and a good, responsive relationship partner. She provides valuable strategic advice and guidance on a range of commercial and contractual issues."
Amy leads the Wellington ICT group and is praised for her technical knowledge as well as her "strong strategic support and overview."
Clients praise Amy for her "strategic advice" and also add that they are "particularly impressed with her willingness to go the extra mile."
- Prince2 practitioner accreditation
- Recognised as a leading individual for TMT by Chambers and Legal 500
on its Project Horizon project - a complex, multi year project to transform its IT systems
Advising the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment
on a wide range of complex ICT procurements, including its most significant outsourcing arrangements
Advising a supplier of SaaS software
in the energy sector on its templates and contracts with key customers in Australia
Advising a blockchain digital platform vendor
on its rollout in New Zealand
Advising Bank of New Zealand
on the renegotiation of its significant technology and telecommunications outsourcing to Vodafone
Advising a range of public sector customers
including Department of Corrections, the Department of Conservation, the Department of Internal Affairs, the University of Canterbury, WorkSafe, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Social Development on critical technology procurements