Renee specialises in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) law, intellectual property, payments law, and commercial contracts.
Renee advises in respect of information and communication technology, data licensing and IP commercialisation, data protection and privacy, intellectual property and corporate and commercial law. She also has significant experience in advising financial institutions and other corporates in respect of payments, financial industry regulation and procurement.
Renee has experience in a range of industries including banking, telecommunications, transit, media, financial institutions, energy, government departments and aviation. She has worked with large and small organisations to develop key contractual relationships, commercialise intellectual property and develop customer terms (including online and app terms).
Prior to joining Buddle Findlay in 2014 Renee spent eight years in the commercial advisory group, specialising in TMT at another top tier commercial law firm in Wellington.
- Member of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals
- Associate Chartered Accountant
Advising the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
on its transactional banking, foreign exchange, payment and card services procurement programme. This was the first time in over 25 years that the government banking services had been put to tender. This project involved working closely with MBIE's Financial Centre of expertise over a three year period from the very early stages of procurement through to execution of 15 contracts with six counterparties
Advising on the syndicated procurement
of national infrastructure platforms across multiple government common capability agreements, including infrastructure as a service, telecommunications as a service and IT managed services
Advising the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
on the procurement of a hosted platform for MBIE's Occupational Licensing Common Platform which is to be provided as a hybrid of Software as a Service (SaaS) and traditional build and implementation concepts
Drafting and negotiation of information technology documentation
including syndicated and multi-sourcing procurement, intellectual property commercialisation, licensing arrangements, infrastructure outsourcing and migration/systems design, build, purchase and implementation, SaaS, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Advising a global technology company
on the New Zealand law implications of their various product offerings
Advising New Zealand Post
on a range of commercial agreements with an ICT focus