DLA Piper New Zealand is experienced with the complexities of taking a business online.

Our team has vast experience in helping clients design and implement innovative e-business and cloud computing models.

We have provided extensive guidance throughout the lifecycle of e-business development, from establishing a trading entity, to commissioning websites, dealing with multi-jurisdictional tax and regulatory issues, and raising capital.

Our partners have acted for clients on matters such as digital signatures, e-procurement, e-security and cryptography. We have assisted New Zealand entities both onshore and globally. Where New Zealand businesses internationalise, DLA Piper New Zealand can provide a seamless, specialised service to our clients.

Where organisations conduct their e-business in New Zealand, complexities in data storage can still arise through our privacy laws. Where they offshore New Zealand originated data – sometimes through cloud computing – the privacy laws of other nations can be called into play. The offshoring of New Zealand information is further complicated by freedom of information legislation in different countries. In all such matters, DLA Piper New Zealand provides expert advice.


  • Software development
  • Web development and maintenance
  • Website terms and conditions
  • Internet enabled commercial transacting
  • Data protection and privacy
  • Cloud computing
  • Startups
  • Payment card industry data security standard compliance issues


DLA Piper New Zealand assisted this market leading online accounting services provider and data intermediary to develop in New Zealand and expand its operations into Australia and the UK, working with DLA Piper colleagues in those jurisdictions.

Resn Limited
DLA Piper New Zealand advised this cutting edge web design company in relation to service agreements with international agents.

Activision Blizzard, Inc
DLA Piper New Zealand advised on Gambling Act implications for online gaming and prizes in New Zealand.

Government Superannuation Fund Authority
DLA Piper New Zealand advised on the outsourcing of the client's administration and management technology solutions.