Salena Naran


My area of expertise is in intellectual property, technology, privacy and consumer law.

I regularly provide comprehensive advice on strategic technology procurement, development, and licensing arrangements to protect my clients’ businesses while keeping pace with innovative technologies.

My expertise connects the broader legal and regulatory requirements (both here and abroad) under intellectual property, consumer protection and privacy laws. I enjoy finding practical and holistic solutions to meet those challenges.

I advise clients across the financial services, media and broadcasting, FMCG, technology, sports, aged care and public sectors. Having working in large international firms and in-house at the Guardian News and Media and Global Media (UK), I bring a uniquely multi-disciplinary approach to my work and value integrating my legal advice with each client’s particular commercial needs.

Some of my recent experience includes:

  • Working with Northland Regional Council on their implementation of cloud-based enterprise software Infor, a significant digital project responding to changes in legislation that increased the council’s obligations around environmental work, information management, health and safety and data management.
  • A secondment for the in-house legal team of a large New Zealand insurance company.