Technology Law

LawDownUnder helps technology-based businesses in every aspect of their revenue-generating activities. We work with stock listed IT companies and investors. Getting expert legal advice on commercial IT contracts is a crucial part of running a successful business. Avoid liability risks and talk to the legal experts.

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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, and generate revenue from licensing agreements.

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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-border disputes and enforce overseas judgments. At LawDownUnder we deliver legal services through your lens. With your long-term interest in mind, we prepare your business to successfully operate in a new market. We minimise risks and costs in cross-border transactions and take care of compliance and regulatory issues.

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Copyright Law

We can provide you with specialist legal advice in relation to New Zealand, Australian, German and European copyright law. It is our mission to assist our clients in effectively driving the growth of their business from their intellectual property assets.

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Internet Law

Get specialist legal advice on all matters around Internet law, cyber law, E-commerce law, domain name law, and intellectual property law. Talk to the experts and request a free initial consultation.

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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 law, intellectual property law, inheritance law, and probate in Germany.

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Intellectual Property

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

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Privacy and Data Protection

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

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Open Source Conference

Learn how technology and open source can transform your work, your organisation and our society. At the OS//OS Conference 2016 you can connect with over 400 practitioners and innovators from across business, government and technology sectors. Monday 22 August and Tuesday 23 August at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.

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Latest Publications

Making a valid will under German law

Making a will under German law

Making a will under German law is quite a finicky task. The consequences of not having established a valid German will can be quite brutal. It is therefore extremely important to meet the particular form requirements.  First of all, a German … Read More

European Commission

How the Privacy Shield works

With the adoption of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield the legal limbo for the trans Atlantic data transfer is over. The EU-U.S Privacy Shield replaces the Safe Harbour arrangement that the European Court of Justice in October 2015 declared invalid. So, how does the Privacy … Read More

negotiating a shareholder agreement nz

Does your business need a shareholder agreement?

What is a shareholder agreement? A shareholder agreement is a contract between shareholders of a company. Under New Zealand law, there is no legal requirement to have a shareholder agreement. However, most companies that have more than one shareholder are well advised … Read More


Tech law experts at IT conference

It’s hard to believe that CeBIT Australia 2016 was merely a month ago. We are only now getting some time to sit back and reflect on what was truly a terrific event. The largest and longest-running technology event in the Asia Pacific … Read More