Tim Sherman

Tim Sherman

Tim Sherman

Senior Associate, Wellington

Corporate & commercial

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T:+64 4 498 2400

M:+64 27 345 3250



LLB (Hons), University of Otago


2006, New Zealand

Tim is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer focusing on technology projects, intellectual property, joint ventures, commercial contracts, and consumer and privacy law.

Tim advises clients across a broad range of industries, including ICT, energy, banking and insurance, as well as film, television and video games.

He is recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 as an associate to watch.

Recent experience

Tim has advised:

  • Powerco, New Zealand’s second largest electricity and gas distribution company, on significant commercial contracts, including use of system agreements, field services contracts, meter supply agreements and software licences

  • Kiwibank on a major programme to replace its core banking system, including licensing and support arrangements with SAP, and implementation arrangements with a third party systems integrator

  • New Zealand Post on the replacement of its FMIS/ERP system, and renegotiation of long term contracts with its outsourced payroll system provider

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

  • Trade Me on partnering with TOWER to set up and operate Trade Me Insurance

  • Maritime New Zealand on contracts for construction and operation of an MEOSAR/GEOSAR satellite receiving station to detect emergency locator beacons, and also on outsourcing the maintenance and operation of New Zealand’s national maritime distress and safety radio network

  • Spark and Chorus on the Ultra-Fast Broadband Initiative and Rural Broadband Initiative, including arrangements with Crown Fibre Holdings and the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment, and

  • New Zealand banks, including Kiwibank, Westpac and BNZ, on their terms and conditions and privacy policies for a range of banking, credit card and insurance products.

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





Government; Power; Technology, media & telecommunications