Senior Associate, Wellington

Damien Steel-Baker

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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 development and licensing.  He also has broad experience advising on issues such as information security, privacy, and compliance with public sector procurement and ICT obligations.

Prior to working for Buddle Findlay Damien worked for a large government department for seven years.  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.

Work highlights

Advising the Department of Internal Affairs

in its establishment of a framework agreement with Oracle through which all government agencies can purchase Oracle licences

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 on software licensing

including the government's framework agreement with Microsoft

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

Amy Ryburn

Partner, Wellington

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

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