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HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

Business and technology law guidance for your business. 

We provide legal help to businesses in all industries with all their commercial advisory and technology needs. An alternative to the traditional law firm and in house counsel model, we offer ad-hoc project based support or ongoing support to manage daily BAU contract requirements.

Business Law

From contract drafting and negotiations, to managing privacy, data and intellectual property, our business lawyers can help with all contract and commercial law challenges or opportunities your business is facing. Experts with detail, we can create clear, customised and concise contracts for use in your business. Our team can help with all business law issues, from small to large, simple to complex, standard or novel, such as:

  • All aspects of the procurement lifecycle for all types of procurement (goods, services, equipment, technology), from the design of procurement strategies and sourcing models and RFP preparation, to supplier proposal review, supplier selection and contract negotiation, to ongoing contract management and governance

  • Distribution, supply and resale arrangements, facilities management

  • Commercial leasing transactions

  • Construction and infrastructure projects

  • Business sales and purchases, including due diligence

  • Shareholding and joint venture arrangements, including capital raising and employee share schemes

  • Terms of trade and PPSA issues

  • Company structuring, corporate governance and compliance

  • Assisting start-ups navigate the legal requirements.

 

Technology

Our highly experienced technology specialists assist both technology-based businesses and businesses in any industry with technology needs, from large-scale IT procurement projects (software licensing, development and systems integration) to e-commerce and digital media. We have worked with all major technology vendors (including SAP, Oracle and Microsoft). We help NZX-listed companies, corporate and government clients to navigate and manage the legal, commercial, operational and performance-related risks that arise in the context of technology-enabled transformation projects. We can help with:

 

  • Business-critical technology projects (we worked on Mercury’s two year digital transformation project involving moving Mercury’s core platform and its SAP landscape into the cloud, and Heartland Bank’s replacement of its core banking platform)

  • Strategic advice and insight on transactions involving new or emerging technologies

  • Development, licensing and commercialisation of software, technology and content

  • Major IT outsourcing projects, both technology-related and business process outsourcings

  • Advising on consumer law compliance, content management and protection

  • Advising on data protection and privacy issues, including managing and responding to privacy and cyber-security breaches and drafting policies.

 

In addition to our broad business and technology law expertise across all client industries, we also help businesses in the following specific industries:

Energy Industry

From energy retailers, distributors and New Zealand’s only oil refinery, Maberly & Co has significant experience assisting businesses in this industry with not only its general procurement needs but with the development and commercialisation of new technologies, alliances and both regulated and non-regulated services. Maberly & Co also works with businesses in this industry on civil works projects and utility procurement using FIDIC and NZS.

Telecommunications

Being a leading telecommunications legal expert in the Pacific region, Maberly & Co assists network operators and submarine cable companies with a range of telecommunications transactions and issues including  procurement and management of telecommunications network infrastructure, supply and procurement of wholesale and enterprise telecommunications services, construction, landing arrangements, co-location arrangements, financing and supply of capacity on subsea cable networks and telecommunications regulation. We have worked closely with many of the major telecommunications operators in New Zealand and Australia.

Insurance & Financial Services

Regularly advising fire & general and life insurers, underwriting agencies, loss adjustors and other financial services institutions in the wider sector (both local and foreign), Maberly & Co provides guidance to businesses in this sector through the extensive regulatory framework and the current legislative reforms. As key legal advisor to Ando Insurance, Maberly & Co assists Ando with all commercial insurance matters including the creation and management of bespoke partnering agreements, broker and non-broker arrangements, technology agreements and outsourcing. 

 

Maberly & Co has also assisted large organisations in the financial services sector with technology driven business transformation projects.

Government Procurement/Defence

As a member of the All of Government External Legal Services Panel, and with significant experience in advising both the Government and private sector entities contracting with the Government, Maberly & Co can assist NZ or overseas based businesses doing business with the NZ Government. We are the only law firm in New Zealand with a practice dedicated to the defence sector. Recently we have assisted a multinational client with its bid strategy and compliance with the Government Procurement Rules in relation to a multi-billion dollar project. We have also been involved with an RFP process and contract negotiation relating to a major Government hosted event and ongoing procurement support for a large government organisation.