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.
“Philip is an excellent IP and commercial lawyer, who gets straight to point with practical commercially-savvy advice.”
"Negotiating contracts with him is an exceptional experience, as he strikes a perfect balance between assertiveness and courteousness."
"Philip Wood really demands our attention, as his expertise in entertainment law is unparalleled in New Zealand."
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