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Olivia Boyle
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Angus Verheul
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Ed Macgregor
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Samridhi Sinha
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Peter Mutema
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Joanna Wang
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Corin Maberly

Partner

With over 25 years of legal experience, Corin has a reputation for excellent legal and business judgment, operating as an integral part of the client’s team, and working in a pragmatic way to help his clients achieve their business objectives. Corin is passionate about challenging the status quo of the legal market in New Zealand and the Pacific.

Corin works closely with his clients to provide strategic transactional and commercial advice. He specialises in corporate and commercial law, as well as technology and telecommunications law, and government procurement (with a particular focus on defence contracting). Corin is an expert in structuring complex transactions, running negotiations and advising on risk and stakeholder management.

Corin’s corporate experience includes advising clients on acquisitions and dispositions, joint venture arrangements, corporate restructuring, other major commercial transactions and contracts, and on governance arrangements. In the telecommunications sector, Corin is regularly involved in high-value, business-critical projects such as joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, financing arrangements, procurement projects and regulatory work for clients throughout the Asia Pacific region. He has extensive expertise in technology transactions and advises on both the buy-side and sell-side of transactions for software, hardware and services transactions and technology outsourcing matters.

Corin also has significant experience advising both New Zealand Government entities and private sector and multinational clients interfacing with the New Zealand Government. This includes bid strategy and execution, probity and compliance advice related to the Government Procurement Rules and contract drafting and negotiation.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Corin founded and led leading corporate and technology law firm, Maberly & Co, established in 2014. Corin has also worked for top tier law firms in Auckland and London, including Dentons Kensington Swan, Webb Henderson and McDermott Will & Emery. He has also worked as an in-house lawyer for both listed companies and start-ups, with responsibilities across the UK, Europe, United States, Africa, and Australia.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Corporate and Commercial Law; Technology; Telecommunications; Government Procurement; Defence; Infrastructure

 

AWARDS
  • Chambers and Partners, Asia-Pacific Guide, Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) – New Zealand, Band 3, 2009 – 2023.
  • Who’s Who Legal, Data-Information Technology 2023 – Global Leader, 2023.
  • Who’s Who Legal, Australia & New Zealand Data – National Leader, 2023.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts – University of Auckland

 

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS
  • Acting for a large multinational on its provision of software, support and equipment to Auckland Transport related to AT’s public transport integrated fares system.
  • Acting for a large Pacific-based telecommunications group on its joint venture arrangements related to the establishment of a new telecommunications operator in Papua New Guinea.
  • Acted for the shareholders of Dependable Power, an uninterrupted power supply company, on its sale to Shape Group.
  • Advising on capacity sales, landing party arrangements and system supply contracts on numerous subsea cable projects in New Zealand and across the Pacific, including for or related to Southern Cross, Hawaiki, Manatua, ASH and Interchange cable systems.
  • Acted for an NZX-listed company on the development of a grid-scale solar generation project.
  • Acted for an NZX-listed bank on the replacement of its core banking platform with Oracle (software licensing, development and systems integration arrangements).
  • Advising numerous NZX-listed companies and NZ Government agencies on contracting arrangements and software audits with SAP, Microsoft. IBM and other large multinational software providers.