Special Counsel, Wellington

Damien Steel-Baker

Damien Steel Baker


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

His expertise includes advising on a wide range of complex transactions including cloud computing, software implementation and licensing.  He also has broad experience advising on issues such as information security, privacy, and compliance with public sector procurement and ICT obligations.

Damien has extensive experience in the practical application of legal advice and is focussed on ensuring effective and usable outcomes for his clients, in addition to legal compliance and risk management.

  • ICAgile Certified Professional

Work highlights

Advising the Government

on a number of its most significant framework agreements with international software and cloud services suppliers, through which all government agencies can purchase software and services

Providing advice to a State Owned Enterprise

on a multi million dollar machinery and associated software procurement

Advising a Crown Entity

on cloud hosting and support for one of New Zealand's largest databases of personal information

Advising a large entity

on its outsourced payroll services

Advising on cloud computing issues

such as off-shore hosting of core business systems in Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, data protection, security, and regulatory compliance

Negotiating and drafting complex technology agreements

including for cloud computing, system build and configuration, support agreements, and outsourcing

Alternate contacts

Amy Ryburn

Partner, Wellington
Board of Management

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

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