Gretchen is a senior associate in our corporate and commercial team. She has a broad business background, having worked both in private practice in leading law firms in NZ and the UK, and in-house across a variety of industries, particularly in the technology and telecoms sectors.
As well as providing general commercial and regulatory advice, Gretchen has experience drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of commercial/technology contracts such as technology procurement and support, commercialisation of technology, master services agreements, distribution and reseller agreements, software licences, professional services agreements, SLAs, sponsorships, RFPs, software as a service, outsourcing, and franchising disputes.
She has extensive experience in creating user-friendly contractual templates for clients, and takes a pragmatic approach to her advice.
Gretchen has advised numerous clients on privacy and data protection matters. She was a guest speaker at the In-house Legal Summit 2019, Marketing Law Conference 2019 and the NZ Lawyer Contract Law Masterclass 2019, speaking on the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its implications for NZ businesses.