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Often intellectual property is the most important business asset. Like any other asset, your intellectual property portfolio requires investment in order to increase its value and protection to...

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Privacy and Data Protection

Privacy and Data Protection in the IT Industry: Your information security is only as strong as your weakest link. We help you mitigate the risk of data breaches in order to best protect your assets. ...

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German Law

If you need advice in relation to German law, we can save you the time, trouble, and expense of trying to settle your legal issues in an unfamiliar legal system. We provide advice on commercial...

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Trademark Law

Trademarks are key business assets and are an integral part of your marketing strategy. A well-managed trademark portfolio will help maintain your business's competitive advantage, attract investment...

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International Law

We advise clients from Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on international business transaction, international trade law, and foreign direct investment in New Zealand. We help clients settle cross-bor...

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Technology Law

LawDownUnder helps technology-based businesses in every aspect of their revenue-generating activities. We work with stock-listed IT companies and investors....

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Cambridge Analytica scandal may trigger changes to electoral laws

The Cambridge Analytica scandal may trigger changes to electoral laws at least if legislators follow the suggestions of the European Parliament. The European Parliament suggests that electoral laws need to be adapted to reflect the data processing and analytics capabilities and their potential for manipulating the political discourse. Deceptive information about political issues and candidates and political... View Article

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ICO fines Facebook £500,000 for serious data incident

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Facebook Irland £500,000 for its role in a serious data incident involving Cambridge Analytica and their harvesting of 89 million Facebook users’s personal data for political profiling. The UK’s privacy watchdog has issued the maximum possible fine for Facebook’s failure to protect its users personal information. The serious data... View Article

Software as a Service contract – What you need to know

Software as a Service (SaaS) contract A Software as Service contracts, or SaaS contract, is a contract for the supply of standardised software packages. SaaS contracts are essentially service agreements for the provision and hosting of software. SaaS contracts allow businesses to outsource software resources in an inexpensive and scalable way. The mass-market nature of... View Article

Practical tips for consent under the GDPR

Many organisations are reviewing their data protection procedures and documentation processes to ensure compliance with the GDPR. While it is prudent to do so, it is equally important to remember that consent is not the only way to prove the right to process personal data. In advising clients, we have noticed that there is a... View Article

GDPR compliance in Australia

If your business is processing personal data it is critical that you understand whether the GDPR applies to your activities. There are statutory and contractual reasons why you may be required to comply with the GDPR. GDPR compliance can be quite involved so it’s a good idea to get an understanding around the scope and... View Article

GDPR claims first victim

The long arm of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – a set of rules that strengthen people’s rights over personal information – has claimed its first victim: facebook Facebook said that it had lost 1 million monthly active users in Europe following the introduction of the GDPR in May this year. The GDPR has... View Article

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News & Events

German lawyers meet Elke Buedenbender in New Zealand

German lawyers meet Elke Buedenbender in New Zealand The German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited New Zealand from 5 – 7 November 2017. He was accompanied by his wife, Elke Buedenbender and a 60-member delegation. The visit was a harbinger of the soon-to-be-started negotiation on a free trade agreement between Europe and New Zealand. Frank-Walter Steinmeier... View Article

Erbrecht und Nachlassabwicklung in Neuseeland

Oct 17, 2017

Bianca Mueller and Dr. Sven Gelbke published an article in a German legal journal (“Zeitschrift für Erbrecht und Vermögensnachfolge Erbrecht”) on New Zealand’s inheritance law. The article titled “Erbrecht und Nachlassabwicklung in Neuseeland” was published on 17 October 2017. Erbrecht und Nachlassabwicklung in Neuseeland Table of Content Excerpt of table of content: Praxisforum Dr. Bastian... View Article

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Law Guides and White Papers

Intellectual Property

Are you looking to take your business overseas but aren't sure how to protect your intellectual property (IP) rights? Download your free copy of the IP white paper.

Privacy and Data Protection

Our latest white paper publications "Privacy, Data protection, and Information Security" is now available.