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Tom Maasland

Tom Maasland



  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate and Business
  • Privacy
  • Securities
  • Technology

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Tom is a Partner in our Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice – a practice which has been recognised by international legal directory, Asia Pacific Legal500, as Tier 1 for TMT in New Zealand.

Tom advises on the full gamut of technology law issues – including major technology transformation programs and technology procurement, outsourcing, managed services and "as a service" arrangements, through to the more run of the mill software licensing and support agreements. Tom also advises on emerging technology areas such as cyber security, artificial intelligence, blockchain and smart contract related advice.

To compliment his "black-letter" law expertise developed in private practice in NZ and the UK, Tom is able to draw on deep commercial acumen following significant in-house experience at Spark NZ and at Telefonica O2 in the UK and Ireland.

Tom has been ranked by Chambers & Partners as a leading TMT lawyer since 2013 where sources say "He is very knowledgeable… a good communicator, able to articulate what can be a complex concept in a way that is easily understood by various parties." The Asia Pacific Legal 500 ranks him a leading individual in TMT, where sources describe Tom as "very strong in terms of black letter law, but is also commercially pragmatic."

Bar Admissions

2000, New Zealand


BA, LLB (Hons), Canterbury University
Areas of Practice

Commercial Law | Corporate and Business | Privacy | Securities | Technology


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