Kelly specialises in intellectual
property, transactions and projects involving technology, infrastructure and
outsourcing. She advises a wide range of clients across a variety of
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.
Recognised as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific 2020, a notable practitioner by IFLR1000 2020 and a leading individual by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020.
- 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 NZ$380m, including the negotiation of a long term licence and co-existence agreement for shared use of the KAPITI brand
- Mercury NZ Ltd 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 NZ 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