Stuart 2017

Stuart van Rij
+64 (21) 224 7282

Stuart has been with the firm since 2002. He has extensive experience in the review, preparation and negotiation of business critical ICT contracts. Stuart is often trusted with driving these transactions from a drafting and negotiation standpoint, to strike deals that are appropriately balanced and hone in on the business needs of clients.

His areas of expertise include ICT deal design, contract drafting and strategy for critical system implementations, ICT services (including managed services and support arrangements), enterprise software (including ERP) and telecommunications projects.

Stuart is a member of the New Zealand Law Society, the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management and the Society for Computers & Law (UK).

Examples of work:

  • A lead role in the development and negotiation of a comprehensive MSA for the current expansion and support of a major mobile network in New Zealand.
  • Central role in designing and negotiating the main contract for the implementation of a high capacity fibre network in New Zealand.
  • Played a lead role in designing, developing and negotiating the commercial and legal aspects of a complex system integration and business transformation project for a major broadcaster.
  • Lead lawyer in designing and negotiating managed service arrangements for a NZ based utility, including to cater for both physical and virtual environments.
  • Assisting with the launch of a mobile network by drafting and negotiating agreements for a number of business critical core system implementations.
  • Preparation of SaaS terms and conditions and related advice for various SaaS solutions.
  • Key adviser and negotiation roles on a variety of ERP system implementations (including asset management, finance and local government).
  • Advice to both customers and developers on agile based software development agreements
  • Successfully assisted a local service providor to conclude negotiations and agreements with over 10 offshore customers.
  • Engaged to provide both legal and strategic advised advice around the renegotiation and consolidation of various ERP license and support arrangements for a local authority.

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