Graeme is a skilled corporate and commercial lawyer with over 25 years’ experience acting for clients in the public and private sectors. His expertise is in corporate advisory, commercial contracts, tendering, privacy and public sector compliance. Graeme has a particular specialty in technology (including telecommunications and aerospace); advising on all types of technology contracts, licensing arrangements, website terms of business, privacy policies, and data protection and cyber-security issues. He also advises on regulatory compliance when using technology, such as electronic communications in marketing, electronic signatures on documents, and radio spectrum licensing.
Graeme’s clients relish the opportunity to involve him in their projects to achieve their commercial outcomes by focusing on solutions and identifying ways to mitigate risks. Graeme draws on his experience working on simple and complex projects to shape solutions to meet the needs of his clients and deliver value through clear and decisive legal advice.
Graeme has acted for suppliers and customers, large corporates, Government departments, Crown Entities, SMEs and startups. Projects Graeme has worked on include technologies to develop new capabilities, ERP and Internet of Things implementations, mobile apps and using unmanned aerial vehicles. He has also been fortunate enough to work on some of New Zealand’s most exciting technology projects.
Graeme is ranked in technology in global law directories Chambers Global (since 2008) and Best Lawyers (since 2019).