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Richard Wells

Auckland City, New Zealand Asia-Pacific Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Sports Law , Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
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Sports Law - New Zealand

Band 2

Richard Wells has "high appreciation of the nuances of sport and operates at speed," according to one client. He maintains a non-contentious practice, acting for clients on commercial contracting and broadcasting rights matters.
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Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) - New Zealand

Band 4

Richard Wells offers wide-ranging sector expertise, including particular familiarity with the licensing of technology and media rights and with privacy and data protection issues. One client highlights his "strong focus on client care, strong understanding of the commercial realities facing businesses and commitment to making sure the advice they get is fit for purpose." Another identifies him as an especially accessible and commercial adviser, noting: "He can pick up the phone and quickly interpret an issue and how the law applies to it, within the context of his understanding of our business."
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Richard is a commercial lawyer with particular expertise in technology, media and telecommunications law, intellectual property, commercial contracting and sport.

He advises clients on issues arising at all stages in the product lifecycle and is an expert legal draftsperson and troubleshooter. Richard is sought after to help establish new ventures and to commercialise new technology both in New Zealand and overseas.

As well as his technology practice, with a background in commercial and IP law, Richard is a leading Sports and Events lawyer. He has broad experience working with event hosts, sponsors and stakeholders to deal with issues arising in relation to major events in New Zealand.

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Richard Wells

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Level 22, PwC Tower

15 Customs Street West

Auckland City

Auckland City

Auckland

New Zealand

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