Tim specialises in corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on ICT projects, outsourcing, intellectual property, commercial procurement processes, and joint ventures.
Tim has a passion for designing and implementing technology-enhanced legal services, and has delivered a number of complex legal automation projects for Chapman Tripp clients.
Tim is recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific 2018. One source describes Tim as “very commercial and pragmatic, extremely bright with a very nice, calm negotiating manner”. He is also recognised as a "next generation lawyer" by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018.
Tim has advised:
- Airways, on its project to replace its Air Traffic Management System, involving a five year software development and implementation programme, and a long term support and maintenance contract
- Kiwibank, on implementation, licensing and support arrangements for the replacement of its core banking system, including contracts with SAP and a systems integrator, and a long term application management services agreement with a global outsourcer
- Powerco, on long-term field services contracts with the major providers of maintenance and upgrade work on its electricity lines network
- Chorus, on its UFB2 (Ultra-Fast Broadband) arrangements with Crown Fibre Holdings
- Trade Me, on its arrangements with TOWER for the establishment and operation of the all-online Trade Me Insurance business
- OSPRI and TBfree New Zealand, on funding arrangements with the Crown and industry stakeholders for the delivery of the 15 year, $910m National Pest Management Plan
- Powerco, on a wide range of contract and regulatory matters concerning access to and use of its gas and electricity lines networks
- Maritime New Zealand, on the tender process and contract terms for construction and maintenance of a ground station and IT system forming part of the global MEOSAR satellite network (which monitors and relays signals from emergency distress beacons)
- New Zealand Post, on contracts for the replacement of its FMIS/ERP system, and an overhaul of its outsourced payroll solution
- Weta Workshop, on a wide range of services agreements, manufacturing agreements and merchandise licensing arrangements
- New Zealand banks, on a wide range of consumer law matters, including customer terms and conditions, and privacy law and Fair Trading Act compliance.