DLA Piper New Zealand works on a wide range of issues in New Zealand’s leading technology companies, the country’s largest purchasers of IT and networks, and in the telecommunications arena.

We have expertise in legally complex technology matters.

We understand the rapidly changing horizons of technology, and are in step with innovations.

We provide advice on a broad range of matters, from IP advice, management and protection, to litigation;  from procurement and infrastructure development, to software licensing, system implementation and support, the cloud, and outsourcing and tendering;  from employment law to contracting;  from tax and compliance to financing arrangements.

DLA Piper New Zealand’s technology lawyers also routinely advise on regulatory issues and government.  We have deep expertise in privacy and security arrangements, now at the forefront of this sector.

DLA Piper New Zealand provides support for growing technology companies in mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, joint ventures international expansion and exporting, tax planning, regulatory compliance and company policies.  On their journey through growth, we provide advice on IP protection and strategies.

Our team is also adept at assisting technology start-ups, including in peer to peer lending and other funding options.

In all our services, DLA Piper supports in house legal counsel and departments, complementing their capability.

Internationally, DLA Piper works with many of the world’s largest technology companies.  This expertise is founded on 500 dedicated technology-focused lawyers in more than 24 countries.   We have access to local knowledge and expertise on a global scale.  Via these global connections, we provide added value to New Zealand organisations through timely communication of worldwide technology developments and their legal effects.  We have the ability to assist clients’ technology businesses and needs anywhere in the world.

EXPERIENCE

Ingersoll-Rand plc
DLA Piper New Zealand advised the Ingersoll-Rand group in an internal re-organisation which culminated in the transfer of the IR Group's commercial and residential security businesses to Allegion (a newly listed entity). This referral from Baker & McKenzie (US) was a cross-border transaction involving multiple jurisdictions (ie wherever there is an Ingersoll-Rand subsidiary) with a scope of US$2 billion.

BankLink
DLA Piper New Zealand provides key advice to this innovative, long term client in relation to many matters including connectivity agreements for major banks requiring high data security compliance in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

DLA Piper New Zealand advised on the sale of all of the shares in Media Transfer Services Limited and Australian entity BankLink Pty Limited to MYOB Finance NZ Limited, a Bain Capital entity. This transaction required a group restructure to carve-out the UK Business, which has been retained by one of the sellers, and involved multi-jurisdictional negotiations between parties in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong.

Alcatel Lucent
DLA Piper New Zealand provided advice on data protection.

Agilent Technologies Limited
The firm provided advice on a significant contract for this client, to complete the delivery of the Network Management System for the Southern Cross Cable.


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