Edward is an experienced lawyer in the Intellectual Property and Technology group.
He advises clients on a broad range of information technology related issues, including those relating to IP creation, commercialisation and licencing, business process implementation and outsourcing transactions, cloud computing, ecommerce, cybersecurity and data protection/privacy.
Edward's practice has a particular focus on assisting founders, start up and growth companies in the technology sector with day-to-day commercial arrangements and critical transactions, as well as assisting foreign corporations with their plans to expand to New Zealand.
Professional QualificationsBarrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 2011
Edward’s recent experience includes advising:
multiple European car manufacturers on the roll-out of their respective proposed connected car products in New Zealand, which included identifying, explaining and negotiating regulatory hurdles.
a NASDAQ listed technology company on the New Zealand aspects of the global restructure of its online distribution and selling / e-commerce model.
on the material legal issues associated with a business’ information technology systems and services, including for Shinsei Bank on its purchase of UDC Finance, and A2 Milk on its acquisition of its stake in Mataura Valley Milk.
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