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Senior Associate

Amanda Stephenson

BA LLB

Wellington

P+64 4 924 3519

M+64 27 518 4284

Amanda Stephenson

Amanda is a senior associate in the Wellington Commercial team. 

Amanda has a particular focus on general commercial and technology contracts. She advises clients in the public and private sectors from a range of industries, in particular including the energy industry. 

Amanda also has a keen interest in privacy law. She advises on contractual provisions relating to privacy and practices regarding the use of personal information.

Prior to joining Simpson Grierson in 2017, Amanda worked in London for four years at CMS (a large international law firm) in the Technology Media and Telecommunications team.  Amanda has undertaken two in-house secondments, including to the Department of Internal Affairs.

Examples of Work

  • Advising a leading New Zealand retailer on its replacement of the e-commerce and product information management components of its web platform
  • Advising New Zealand councils on various contracts for the procurement of technology, including contracts for parking technology, building consents systems and health and safety management solutions
  • Transpower New Zealand Limited - advising on a range of procurements for information technology, including procurements utilising the agile methodology
  • Advising energy clients on gas supply agreements and assisting with seeking regulatory consents from New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals
  • Advising on share sales and asset sales and the corporate governance requirements in relation to the same
  • Advising a New Zealand city council on a strategic asset and land transfer deal
  • Post Office Limited (UK) - advising on its transformational IT outsourcing project, which involved the appointment of a service integrator and suppliers of network, end user computing and back office services under a tower model