Special Counsel, Auckland

Keri Johansson

Keri Johansson


Keri specialises in technology, media and privacy law.

She helps developers and creators protect and commercialise their IP and bring digital and data-driven products and services to market. She also advises on significant procurement, as well as white-labelling and commercial partnerships, reseller models and licensing.

Keri has a particular interest in media law, and is experienced in advising television producers, broadcasters, advertisers and new media operators. She also provides specialist advice on data privacy (including compliance, data transfer and data breaches), copyright, e-commerce and consumer protection.

  • Recommended as a Rising Star by Legal 500

Work highlights

Advising Sky Television

for many years on technology procurement, regulatory matters, content, privacy and consumer law

Advising the founders of Letterboxd

on IP issues in relation to the sale of a majority position to Tiny

Advising the University of Auckland

on the procurement of a new HRIS/payroll system and associated integration and support

Advising Imagination Television

on various productions, including Masterchef, Grand Designs, and Rachel's Tour of Beauty

Advising Trade Me

on IP matters in connection with its purchase of a 51% shareholding in AutoGrab

Advising a SaaS platform

on stakeholder management notification obligations and other privacy issues following a cyber attack