Kate Cruickshank

Kate Cruickshank

Senior Associate


  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate and Business
  • Energy
  • Information Technology

WSG Practice Industries


New Zealand

Kate specialises in commercial law with particular expertise in information technology contracts, film financing, and consumer legal issues. Kate also advises on telecommunications services contracts from both the buy and sell side.

Kate has broad experience, having worked as a corporate lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, before gaining in-depth industry experience as senior legal counsel for a dark fibre telecoms company, in London.

Since returning to MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Kate has advised clients on large scale information technology master services agreement, systems integration agreements, telecommunications services agreements, and broadcasting and transmission agreements. In addition to her technology, media and telecommunications experience, Kate helps clients negotiate a wide range of customer and supplier supply agreements, particularly in the downstream energy sector.

Bar Admissions

2003, New Zealand


LLB (Hons First Class) University of Canterbury
BCom (Economics) University of Canterbury
Areas of Practice

Commercial Law | Corporate and Business | Energy | Entertainment | Information Technology | Mergers & Acquisitions | Natural Resources | Technology | Telecommunications

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Member Wellington Women's Law Association