Duncan Cotterill adds tech and IP expert to growing Auckland partnership

5 February 2020

Duncan Cotterill has announced the appointment of Michael Moyes, a recognised industry leader in technology, privacy and intellectual property law, as its newest partner, working out of the Auckland and Wellington offices.

Michael brings unique expertise to Duncan Cotterill’s team with his 20 years of experience in commercial IP matters and many of New Zealand’s most significant and ground-breaking technology projects. He also advises on compliance with privacy and consumer protection laws.

“Moving to Duncan Cotterill was an easy decision. I am impressed by the people here, and confident that this well-established national firm provides the strongest foundation for my clients and for my practice areas. It’s an exciting start to 2020” said Michael.

Struan McOmish, Duncan Cotterill Chairman, expressed the firm’s delight at Michael’s appointment.

“We’re thrilled Michael has chosen to join us. Not only will he bring extensive expertise in technology projects, but with the significant changes to New Zealand’s privacy law due to be enacted this year, our team will be busier than ever advising on the interplay between technology and privacy compliance. Michael brings strong business and legal acumen and will be an essential asset to the team,” said McOmish.

The appointment of Michael brings our Auckland based partner numbers to twelve and adds even deeper expertise and experience to our client offering. Michael is based at Duncan Cotterill’s Auckland office in the historic Australis Nathan Building in the Britomart precinct.