LawDownUnder is a technology law firm based in Wellington, New Zealand and Hamburg, Germany. LawDownUnder offers cutting edge legal advice that will help your business innovate and get ahead of the competition. We work closely with the IT industry and our expertise goes well beyond purely technical legal matters. In fact, our expansive experience in the IT industry sets us apart.
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...Learn More
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. ...Learn More
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...Learn More
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...Learn More
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...Learn More
GDPR: cross-border data transfers Cross-border data transfers are indispensable for most international businesses and organisations. Almost all businesses rely on cross-border data transfers in their day-to-day business operations (e.g. electronic payment systems, Internet-based advertising, cloud based software services and cloud storage). In practice, this means that personal data is often transferred by the data controller... View Article
Is selling streaming devices legal? The European Court of Justice (ECJ) had to decide whether selling Kodi streaming devices is legal. The question at the heart of this case was whether the sale of the media players with the pre-installed apps constitutes a copyright infringement. For a copyright infringement to occur, copyright protected material must... View Article
Privacy and data protection may not matter to many outside of Europe. This will change on 25 May 2018 when new EU privacy laws will coerce global businesses with links to Europe to comply with the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR). These new rules will impact on any international organisation handling personal data of a person... View Article
The interpretation of an exclusion clause in a major commercial contract has given rise to a dispute between a developer and an engineering firm. The English Court of Appeal had to decide over the meaning of an exclusion clause. The English Court of Appeal’s recent decision provides useful guidance on the interpretation of exclusion and indemnity... View Article
WannaCry puts spotlight on privacy The recent media storm around the WannaCry ransomware shows that data privacy and data security are one of the most pressing issues that businesses are facing today. WannaCry ransomware freezes infected computers and encrypts their files demanding payment of $USD 300 in bitcoin in order to restore access to the... View Article
Privacy activists have long pointed out the security and privacy risks of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The latest WikiLeaks revelations have shown that these risks are real (Vault 7). State agencies themselves may exploit the lack of security in Internet connected devices to create their own version of a digital panopticon. Any militant regime would be envious to see... View Article
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
Bianca Mueller, Dr. Sven Gelbke in ZEV 2017, 561. “Erbrecht und Nachlassabwicklung in Neuseeland” Zeitschrift für Erbrecht und Vermögensnachfolge Erbrecht, Gesellschaftsrecht, Steuerrecht Table of Content. Link to article.
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