Tim Sherman

Tim Sherman

Tim Sherman

Partner, Wellington

Corporate & commercial

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T:+64 4 498 2400

M:+64 27 345 3250

E:tim.sherman@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

LLB (Hons), University of Otago

Admitted

2006, New Zealand

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 recommended by Chambers-Asia-Pacific 2017. One source describes Tim as “very commercial and pragmatic, extremely bright with a very nice, calm negotiating manner”. He is recognised as a "next generation lawyer" by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018.

Relevant experience

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.


 

Corporate & commercial; Intellectual property; International trade & investment; Privacy & data protection; Mergers & acquisitions

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Government; Power; Technology, media & telecommunications

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