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Tim ShermanTim Sherman

Tim Sherman

Tim Sherman

Senior Associate

M:+64 27 345 3250

T:+64 4 498 2400


F:+64 4 472 7111



LLB (Hons), University of Otago


2006, New Zealand


Tim specialises in corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on technology projects, outsourcing, intellectual property, joint ventures and long-term services contracts.

Tim has worked with a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors, acquiring a thorough yet commercial approach and a balance of project and BAU experience.

He is recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 as an associate to watch.

Recent experience

Tim's experience includes:

  • advising Kiwibank on a five year, $100m project for replacement of its core banking systems, including licensing and support arrangements with SAP, and implementation arrangements with a third party systems integrator

  • advising Maritime New Zealand, on tender documentation and contracts for construction and ongoing operation of a MEOSAR satellite receiving station, as part of a joint procurement process with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority

  • advising New Zealand Post on contracts for the implementation and operation of a new remotely hosted and managed FMIS/ERP software system

  • advising Powerco on a $240m plus tender process and contracts for field services for New Zealand’s second largest electricity distribution network, including fault response, scheduled maintenance and minor capital works

  • advising Maritime New Zealand on new outsourcing contracts with Kordia for maintenance and operation of the national maritime distress and safety radio network, which handles distress and safety radio calls in New Zealand’s maritime environment, as well as broadcasting weather and navigation warnings

  • advising Spark (formerly Telecom) on the renegotiation of its enterprise licensing arrangements with IBM

  • advising Chorus (then part of Telecom) on the negotiation and drafting of its contractual arrangements with the Ministry of Economic Development and Vodafone in relation to the Government's $285m Rural Broadband Initiative, and

  • advising Weta Workshop on its services agreements and licensing arrangements with Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Legendary Pictures, Dreamworks, NBC Universal, the BBC and others.