victoria stewart


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about victoria

Victoria is a senior contracts specialist and founding partner of Simmonds Stewart.  She has worked in-house (both in Government and the private sector) and in private practice, including in London.

She advises on all commercial and tech contracts.  In recent years, her practice has increasingly focussed on negotiating international deals for kiwi businesses taking their tech solutions to the world.  Her approach is pragmatic, commercial and outcomes-focused.  Victoria also works closely with clients to determine commercial strategy and approach to contract negotiations and disputes.

Her recent work includes:

  • leading tripartite negotiations for a NZ company entering into a major North American supply arrangement, including managing material risk allocation between the head contractor and subcontractor
  • drafting a suite of channel contracts (partnership and resale) for an Australian company launching a disruptive collaboration platform to be rolled out in Australia and internationally
  • drafting multi-license terms for cutting edge special effects software in the movie industry.

latest from the blogs

more tech company investments to be subject to OIO approval

Typically, NZ tech company investment transactions would not have triggered OIO requirements other than for very large investment/exit transactions. Now under new rules investors must notify the OIO before a transaction is given the green light.