Partner, Auckland

Philip Wood

Philip Wood


Philip specialises in providing commercial, IT, telecommunication, media and television/film sector advice including strategic advice on tendering and acquisition processes, negotiation of key/long term contractual relationships, non-performance and disputes.

Philip is recognised by a number of legal directories as a leading lawyer in the IT, telecommunications and media sectors in New Zealand.

Work highlights

Advising on the Rugby World Cup 2011

host broadcasting contract

Advising Sky Television

on major technology projects and major rights deals

Advising Auckland Council

on IT matters including drafting and negotiating contracts for IT projects and advising on disputes with IT vendors

Advising Imagination Television

on the local productions of My Kitchen Rules, MasterChef and New Zealand's Got Talen, as well as international distribution arrangements

Advising Royal New Zealand Navy and New Zealand Defence Force

on a long-term contract to operate and manage the engineering services at the Devonport Naval Base which provides engineering support to RNZN's fleet