John Hannan is a highly experienced partner in the employment, litigation and IP, information technology and telecommunications teams in Auckland.

John has acted for major New Zealand and international organisations, including one of New Zealand’s largest supermarket retailers, a listed chemicals, resins and building products manufacturer, national and international insurers, major airlines, international and national insurance brokers, a global pharmaceutical manufacturer / distributor; international engineering consultancies, a computer games manufacturer, and numerous primary, secondary and tertiary education providers.

Recent projects include significant data protection / privacy compliance and training programs for clients wishing to enhance the value and use of big data and analytics.

He assists clients with all aspects of employment relationships, both contentious and non-contentious. He appears on employment law matters in the Employment Relations Authority, the Employment Court and the Court of Appeal.

John acts for insurers in claims under Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) policies covering employers against employment-related disputes. He has also acted for insurers in public liability and professional indemnity claims.

Intellectual Property including trademarks, copyright and patent litigation is also an area where John has significant experience.

John has experience in fraud, theft of intellectual property, and breach of confidentiality situations, obtaining 'freezing orders' and search orders and injunctions. He has significant experience of restraint of trade claims. He has dealt with major product liability claims. He is an experienced High Court advocate.