Salena Naran

Senior Associate

Salena specialises in the area of technology and intellectual property law. Her work has a particular focus on strategic and transformational technology projects.

She is an experienced commercial lawyer with a focus on the long-term objectives of her clients’ commercial arrangements. Her expertise brings together commercial, technology, intellectual property and regulatory issues to provide dynamic solutions.

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Before joining Duncan Cotterill, Salena gained experience at a leading TMT practice in London, advising private equity and well-known media organisations including Global Media and Guardian News & Media. In both New Zealand and London she has experience advising large businesses and public sector organisations.

Her clients span a range of sectors including consumer electronics, transport, FMCG, property development, financial services, media and broadcasting, technology, agritech, sports, healthcare and aged care.

Recent highlights

  • Advising enterprise customers on large-scale IT outsourcing/sourcing arrangements.

  • Advising on licensing and ownership protection issues in the context of novel technologies and joint ventures.

  • Advising New Zealand businesses on their new commercial ventures, including franchises and VAR and supply and distribution agreements.

  • Advising organisations on their obligations under the notifiable breach regime of the Privacy Act 2020.

  • Advising on operational data protection, governance and compliance issues, including in the aged care and education sectors.

  • Working closely with international counsel to provide specific advice on New Zealand legal and compliance obligations.

  • Developing customer-facing commercial contracts for ecommerce, mobile applications and start-up businesses.


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