Senior Associate, Auckland

Michelle Glading

Michelle Glading


Michelle specialises in providing commercial and intellectual property advice in the technology, media and telecommunications sector.

Michelle works with a wide range of clients from multi-national and listed companies, to start-ups and organisations in the public sector.  She understands the commercial needs of a business and is able to tailor her advice to suit these, particularly due to having in-house experience as part of a regular client-based secondment for a global company.

Michelle has an interest in media law, e-commerce, consumer protection and the launch of new products and platforms in the online and entertainment space. 

Work highlights

Advising SKY Television

on various media agreements, including broadcasting rights and acquisition of programming and sport content for film and television

Acting for an international Fortune500 animal health company

on key commercial, consumer and technological arrangements

Advising on the implementation and launch of new online platforms and product development

including regulatory advice to major global tech/media companies looking to expand or launch in the New Zealand market, and to large national entities such as SKY Television for its  popular sports and entertainment content services - SKY Sport NOW, SKY Sports Highlights App and NEON

Advising Imagination Television

on television productions including Heartbreak Island and Grand Designs New Zealand

Assisting with corporate transactions

including the $785m sale of Chevron New Zealand to Z Energy and the proposed merger of Sky Television and Vodafone New Zealand

Advising Auckland Council and other Council Controlled Organisations

on brand portfolio management, enforcement services and commercial agreements

Alternate contacts

Philip Wood

Partner, Auckland

Philip specialises in providing commercial, IT, telecommunication, media and television/film sector advice including strategic advice…

  • DDI +64 9 357 9385
  • M +64 21 624 356


Allan Yeoman

Partner, Auckland

Allan is a partner in Buddle Findlay's Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) team. He specialises in providing transactional,…

  • DDI +64 9 363 1029
  • M +64 21 766 312


Hamish Selby

Partner, Auckland

Hamish specialises in intellectual property and co-leads the Buddle Findlay intellectual property team.  He has over 20 years experienc…

  • DDI +64 9 363 0703
  • M +64 21 473 529