Tim Peacocke, Samsung Electronics

Tim Peacocke, Samsung Electronics
In-House Leaders 2020

head of legal, regulatory, government relations, and compliance

Tim Peacocke is an exemplary in-house counsel and excellent supervisor recognised for his capable leadership, persuasive communication skills, trusted operational and risk management expertise, unwavering integrity, and technical legal ability.

Over the past 12 months, Peacocke has led business task forces and built business cases for various initiatives in Samsung New Zealand, has built and developed his team with numerous focus sessions to break down internal and team impediments, has formed effective relationships with key stakeholders, and has continued to focus on privacy and competition matters to ensure the business is sufficiently upskilled amidst an increasingly active regulatory environment. He has also introduced a number of innovations to Samsung, including:

  • exploring the use of blockchain technologies to assist Samsung overcome operational challenges,
  • continuing to implement a full-data-standards process to ensure Samsung's data compliance meets the GDPR standard and the new Privacy Act reforms, developing areas of specialisation within his team,
  • putting in place compliance systems for competition and consumer law matters, and
  • continued meeting and discussing cross border legal issues through a network amongst the Samsung South East Asian offices to share legal knowledge.     

Last year, Peacocke was recognised  as a finalist for In-house Lawyer of the Year at the NZ Law Awards and was listed in the NZ Lawyer In-house Leaders list.    

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