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Russell McVeagh

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)

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What the team is known for

Russell McVeagh advises high-end clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious IT matters, covering regulatory issues, commercial transactions and litigation. Particularly well versed in data privacy and protection, cloud computing, outsourcing and insourcing. Also advises on the implementation and commercialisation of new technology. Increasingly active in IP, cyber risk and software licensing. Acts for a range of clients in the energy, retail and media sectors. Notable experience acting on behalf of government agencies and other public bodies. Notable clients include Fonterra Cooperative Group, Westpac New Zealand and Kiwibank.

Strengths

"Their lawyers are exceptional," comments one client, going on to add: "They know their subject matter but more than any other firm, they understand the concerns of their clients and provide answers and solutions that address those needs."

Work highlights

Russell McVeagh advised digital will platform provider Footprint on its partnership with insurance broker Aon in relation to its subscription-based digital will service.

Notable practitioners

Joe Edwards is noted for his practice assisting clients on contentious technology matters, including prosecutions and investigations. A client reports: "Joe is rated incredibly highly by everybody within our business, his advice is exceptional and his level of client service is unmatched."

Liz Blythe is the co-head of the practice, and acts exclusively on technology and telecommunications mandates, her expertise extending across the full range of development, manufacturing, procurement, outsourcing and commercialisation issues. A client describes her as "a highly technical lawyer with outstanding knowledge of a range of technology issues," adding: "She has the ability to provide commercial advice and good general knowledge on market positions."

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Overview

Our Technology and Digital team's unparalleled local and international experience and passion for technology sets them apart. Clients seek out the team for their market knowledge, innovative and client focused approach, and their ability to execute on the most critical and complex technology and digital projects. 

Recognised as leaders in the technology and digital space and a group of true specialists, the team works across the full spectrum of technology and digital matters, with expertise in major transformation projects, strategic sourcing, data, privacy and cybersecurity, emerging tech, Fintech and telecommunications. The team also advises Maori organisations on all aspects of technology and digital law.

The team advises across the full lifecycle of technology and digital transactions, from development, procurement and supply, to strategic partnering, funding and investment, disputes and exits. They are consistently selected as the advisor of choice on the most significant technology projects in New Zealand, across both public and private sectors. 

Members
Clients

Auckland International Airport

Counties Power Limited

Earthquake Commission

ECL Group

Fairfax Media, New Zealand

Fidelity Life

Fonterra Co-operative Group

Kiwibank

KiwiRail, New Zealand

Land Information New Zealand

Meridian, New Zealand

New Zealand Lotteries Commission, New Zealand

New Zealand Police, New Zealand

New Zealand Post, New Zealand

Spark, New Zealand

Trustpower, New Zealand

Westpac, New Zealand

Industries

Banks

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Insurance

Media

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)

Russell McVeagh

firm
Location

Level 30, Vero Centre,

48 Shortland Street,

PO Box 8

DX CX10085

Auckland City

Auckland

New Zealand

1140

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New Zealand

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)


Joe Edwards
Up and Coming
Liz Blythe
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