Information, communications and technology

Bell Gully's ICT team is involved in many high profile technology projects in New Zealand.

​​​Our team also provides advice on day-to-day technology matters for clients, in both the private and public sectors.

The national ICT team is led by Dean Oppenhuis and has been recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific as a top tier leading practice. This reflects that we work with clients on issues at the forefront of industry development and innovation. We have a reputation for combining a commercial approach with extensive industry know-how to secure excellent outcomes for clients.

The team's experience and expertise diverse across the ICT spectrum and includes advising on technology infrastructure, systems integration, software licensing, telecommunications network outsourcing, wholesale telecommunications services, technology transfers, software development, telecommunications regulatory matters and cyber security.

Work highlights

Crown Fibre Holdings ultra-fast broadband initiative
Advised Crown Fibre Holdings, a Government-owned investment vehicle, on the New Zealand Government's ultra-fast broadband initiative. Bell Gully's role included advising on the conduct of the competitive procurement process, leading all of the contract negotiations with eight bidding parties, contracting, company structuring and other issues. This included negotiations for the Network Infrastructure Project Agreements with each of Chorus, Northpower, WEL Networks and Enable Networks.

Transport smartcard project
Advised Auckland Transport on all aspects of the integrated fares ("HOP") smartcard system network project, including the procurement process and the Project Agreement to design, implement and roll-out this complex and multi-faceted system and network infrastructure.

​"Bell Gully’s advice is consistently commercial, pragmatic and actionable. The local and international knowledge and expertise across technology, data and privacy is invaluable."

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 - Tier 1

"A very commercial team that understands our business well and can balance risk and opportunity. The team are really flexible in term of how they engage with our business, and are able to flex approach and resourcing to meet our needs. Because they understand our business and context, they can give solid and fast advice that aligns with what we need."

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 - Tier 1