Cyber security

Cyber security is fast becoming one of the most significant risks facing businesses, government and individuals. Legal support is an essential part of managing and responding to cyber risks.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cyber attacks are growing in scale and sophistication just as many businesses are increasingly providing and using products and services online. Concern is fuelled by well-resourced and high profile businesses publicly falling prey to cyber attacks. As a result, in addition to commercial concerns, more and more businesses and boards of directors are questioning: what are our legal obligations and tools relevant to cyber security?

Like many businesses, Bell Gully recognises that cyber security is much more than a technology issue. We have a cross-practice team experienced in cyber security issues.

Work highlights

​​​Cyber security related issues
Advising New Zealand and international clients on cyber security issues in the context of:

  • directors’ duties,
  • customer and supplier contracts,
  • business due diligence and sale and purchase agreements,
  • initial public offerings (IPOs) and listing rule compliance,
  • employment agreements,
  • privacy obligations and policies,
  • managing cyber breaches,
  • communicating with the Privacy Commissioner and other regulators, and
  • cyber related litigation.