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Asia-Pacific New Zealand Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)

Technology focuses on contractual agreements in the technology field, often outsourcing contracts between large corporates and suppliers of IT services. Telecommunications concentrates on a range of legal issues arising from the heavily regulated areas of telecommunications and broadcasting. Work includes regulatory, transactional and litigation advice relating to telecommunications infrastructure and services. The media market has many different facets. Chambers guides have attempted to highlight lawyers who have an understanding of the issues related to key sectors such as Advertising, Film & Television; Music and Publishing. This includes contentious and non-contentious matters relating to copyright, distribution rights, broadcasting rights and royalties. It also includes lawyers who handle defamation matters, either in pre-publication advice or in litigation mandates representing claimants and defendants.

Rankings overview for Departments

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Band 1
  1. Buddle Findlay
  2. Hudson Gavin Martin
2
Band 2
  1. MinterEllisonRuddWatts
    MinterEllisonRuddWatts 12 Years Ranked
  2. Bell Gully
  3. Chapman Tripp
  4. Simpson Grierson

All Departments profiles

1
Band 1
  1. Buddle Findlay
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1
  2. Hudson Gavin Martin
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1
2
Band 2
  1. MinterEllisonRuddWatts
    2
    MinterEllisonRuddWatts
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    MinterEllisonRuddWatts offers expertise across all aspects of TMT, including both regulatory and commercial advice. Handles a broad variety of work from cloud computing and e-commerce issues to joint ventures and broadcasting procurement in the media and entertainment space. Also able to offer expertise across telecommunications regulations including advice on legislation reviews, pricing and competition issues. Advises a strong roster of high-end domestic and international clients from the technology, banking and energy sectors, among others. Significant experience in public sector work, advising a number of government bodies. Notable clients include Kiwibank, Spark New Zealand and the Greater Wellington Regional Council.
  2. Bell Gully
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
  3. Chapman Tripp
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
  4. Simpson Grierson
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Dentons Kensington Swan
    3
    Dentons Kensington Swan
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Dentons is noted for its specialist expertise which includes advising on public and private sector procurement, as well as data protection and e-commerce matters. Also acts for major IT companies and startups on corporate mandates such as capital raisings. Knowledgeable on privacy laws and advises on the compliance aspects of new projects and technologies. Retains an impressive client roster of mobile app companies, banks and multinational internet service providers. Notable expertise in cross-border work, advising clients looking to expand their technology operations in New Zealand as well as domestic companies operating abroad. Notable clients include Airbnb and HSBC.
  2. Russell McVeagh
    3
    Russell McVeagh
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    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.