Technology, media and communications


The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sectors are rapidly changing and evolving, creating considerable opportunities for businesses, but also considerable challenges. 

We help our clients to take advantage of these opportunities, and equally help them to address the challenges that they face.
In such a challenging business environment, our clients require pragmatic, business focused and responsive advice from a team of specialists with a deep understanding of their sectors. We create value for our clients by understanding their business objectives and the markets in which they operate.
Our specialist team has extensive industry experience in New Zealand and internationally, and has advised many cutting-edge and innovative businesses.

Our expertise
We can assist with a wide range of legal services, including:
  • technology transactions, such as software development, licensing, support and maintenance contracts
  • corporate transactions in the TMT sector, such as joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and due diligence
  • debt and equity funding
  • privacy and data protection issues
  • employment agreements, and share option and ownership plans
  • litigation and dispute resolution
Our experience includes advising:
  • A technology start-up on establishing and growing its business, including initial and subsequent funding rounds, shareholders’ arrangements, commercial contracts and software licences.
  • An early stage medical technology business on its structuring arrangements and commercial contracts.
  • A food manufacturing business on its IT procurement arrangements.
  • A primary sector business on software development arrangements with two UK software providers.
  • A real estate organisation on data protection and other regulatory issues.
  • A broadcaster on the launch of a new television channel.
  • A telecommunications business on its commercial contracts.
  • An education provider on a joint venture for the creation and use of an app for parents and students.
  • A primary sector producer in relation to an international IT contract dispute involving the development of business specific software.
  • A software development company in relation to project scope and contractual disputes.
  • The vendor of a television production company in relation to a dispute involving sale of shares and distribution rights.
Key contacts​
David Key Contact
David Alizade
Business Law
Darryl Key Contact
Darryl King
Business Law

Level 13, 41 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

PO Box 3451, Auckland 1140, New Zealand

+64 9 303 3849

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