Stephanie specialises in corporate and commercial law with a focus on intellectual property and privacy.
She advises clients on a variety of contractual arrangements, commercial and consumer law, and regulatory issues, including in the areas of data protection, privacy, and intellectual property.
Stephanie also has a background in commercial litigation and has worked on a number of commercial disputes, including various intellectual property infringement matters. Prior to her return to Chapman Tripp in 2017, she worked at BT (formerly British Telecom) in its commercial litigation team.
In 2018, Stephanie was seconded to Air New Zealand, where she provided in-house legal support on a variety of commercial matters.
Stephanie has advised:
- a range of clients on data protection and privacy law compliance, including advising New Zealand companies on complying with the GDPR (the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation)
- clients on a range of product liability matters, including Consumer Guarantees Act issues, product recalls, and defence of a significant product liability claim
- a coalition of food businesses establishing an online retail platform in the Chinese market, including joint venture documents and licensing arrangements
- a photography brand on the sale of its intellectual property assets
- a range of vendors and purchasers on intellectual property, data protection and information technology aspects of the sale and purchase of businesses
- First Gas on a long-term agreement for use of its Ahuroa gas storage facility by Nova Energy, and on a range of contractual matters relating to the Ahuroa facility
- a range of clients, including Fonterra, on research and development agreements
- Fonterra on intellectual property and regulatory aspects of the sale of its iconic ice-cream business Tip Top to global ice cream manufacturer Froneri
- a range of clients, including an independent crown entity, in relation to various trade mark registration and infringement proceedings, and the protection of intellectual property rights, and
- Mercury on a range of commercial matters, including sponsorship agreements and marketing projects.