DLA Piper New Zealand advises some of the largest purchasers of information technology products and networks, and some of the most significant telecommunications organisations in New Zealand.

We also provide advice on a wide range of intellectual property (IP) issues to clients who are active protecting and enhancing brand capital, and safeguarding their proprietary rights.

Our expert team is highly capable at providing insight and guidance for clients in these sectors, or for clients dealing with organisations in these sectors, and in these areas of legal discipline. Our experience is extensive and in-depth.


Tata Steel
DLA Piper New Zealand advised Tata Steel on the sale of 100% of shares of Tata Steel International (Australasia) Limited to Steel & Tube Holdings Limited. Part of the business is dependent on intellectual property owned (and retained) by Seller group, requiring negotiation and documentation of formal licence arrangements going forward.  The deal was structured as an insured deal (ie warranty and indemnity insurance was obtained).

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.

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.

We have prepared a Guide To Doing Business In New Zealand to help those venturing into the market navigate their way through local legislation to identify and maximise the many opportunities that are available.