Company: Russell McVeagh
Job title: Partner
Liz Blythe is a technology specialist who advises exclusively on technology-related matters, including in the areas of IP and privacy law. Blythe’s practice spans the full spectrum of the technology industry, including digital platforms, telecommunications and advice regarding the implementation and development of emerging technologies such as AI and drones. As a thought leader in this space, she has contributed to a number of in-depth tech-related publications, seminars, Lexis Nexis precedents, country comparative education guides and has also recently featured on NZ Lawyer TV. She joined Russell McVeagh in October 2017 and was promoted to partner in December 2018. Prior to this, she worked at Milbank's London office and attended Harvard Law School’s Executive Programme. In the UK, Blythe worked on some of the most significant global technology transactions occurring in Europe at that time, including for Barclays Bank, WPP, TNT, AstraZeneca and HSBC. Since returning to New Zealand, she has advised on some of the largest and most cutting-edge technology transactions happening the country, including for Fonterra, Uber, Google, Auckland Airport, all the major banks and many more. Most recently, she was named Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year at the 2019 NZ Law Awards.