Kelly specialises in intellectual property, transactions and projects involving technology, infrastructure and outsourcing. She advises a wide range of clients across a variety of industries.

She returned to Chapman Tripp in 2010 after working for Baker & McKenzie in Hong Kong. While in Hong Kong, Kelly was part of a team providing preliminary advice to clients across a variety of industries on licensing, marketing and distribution of goods and services in China and across the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, she provided advice on technology and telecommunication transactions and issues.

Kelly is recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific 2020, a notable practitioner by IFLR1000 2020 and a leading individual by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020.

Recent highlights

Has advised:

  • Microsoft on a large number of commercial arrangements in New Zealand and Australia including licensing, sponsorship and other commercial arrangements together with general consumer and fair trading advice
  • Fonterra on the divestment of its Tip Top business to Froneri for $380m, including the negotiation of a long term licence and co-existence agreement for shared use of the Kapiti brand.
  • Mercury on the sale of its smart-metering business, Metrix, to intelliHUB Group for a cash consideration of $270m
  • ANZ Bank New Zealand on its sale of OnePath Life for $700m to specialist global insurer Cigna Corporation
  • a large number of clients on privacy and data collection issues associated with innovative new technologies including Microsoft, ANZ, Partners Life, Air New Zealand and Xiaomi
  • IT vendors and customers in Hong Kong and New Zealand on a range of contractual and major IT project issues including licensing, procurement of services, consumer and regulatory issues.

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