LLB, BA, University of Otago
2011, New Zealand
Specialising in commercial contracting, Stephen focuses on ICT projects and commercial procurement processes.
With a strong interest in technology law, Stephen works with a range of clients across a variety of industries including technology, telecommunications, banking, energy, and the public sector. He regularly advises clients on commercial contracting and also has a background in public law.
Working closely with his clients, Stephen likes to gain an understanding of their business and what is important to them, focusing on key risks and how to solve them. He provides straightforward, sensible and realistic advice to help clients reach solutions fast.
Before joining Chapman Tripp, Stephen worked for the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment and another major New Zealand law firm.
- Advised a New Zealand gentailer on its mobile virtual network operator arrangements with Spark.
- Advised Microsoft on a number of commercial arrangements in New Zealand and Australia, including volume licencing matters for its Azure platform.
- Advised New Zealand banks on a range of procurement and regulatory matters, including outsourcing and information security compliance.
- Assisting a range of clients on transitional services arrangements, including Mercury in relation to the sale of its smart-metering business, Metrix, to intelliHUB Group, and Fonterra in relation to the sale of its iconic ice cream business, Tip Top, to global ice cream manufacturer Froneri.
- Assisted MBIE with its Immigration Global Management System project, including a multi-tranche development and implementation programme.
- Assisted MBIE with a range of public sector issues, including in relation to the Government Rules of Sourcing, syndicated multi-agency agreements, and government funding arrangements.