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Chapman Tripp

23 ALBERT STREET, PO BOX 2206, AUCKLAND 1140, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 357 9000
Fax:
Fax +64 9 357 9099
DX:
DX 89 AUCKLAND
Email:
Web:
www.chapmantripp.com

Justin Graham

Tel:
Work +64 9 357 8997
Email:
Chapman Tripp

Work Department

Dispute resolution, insurance, intellectual property

Position

Partner

Career

Justin has over 15 years’ experience as a commercial litigator specialising in intellectual property and TMT.  Justin advises a number of high profile clients on IP matters in all areas of IP law. Justin has lectured on intellectual property subjects at Masters level in the law and science faculties at the University of Auckland, and is also the author of the New Zealand chapter of International Copyright Law published in 2013 by Globe Law and Business.  Justin is a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand and is regularly sought out by media for comment on IP issues.

Member

Justin is a member of the New Zealand Law Society

Education

BA, LLB (Hons), University of Auckland LLM, St John's College, University of Cambridge


New Zealand

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Chapman Tripp advises on some of the most significant commercial disputes in the country and is experienced in matters before the High Court and the Supreme Court, as well as in complex, multi-jurisdictional proceedings. Clients are 'very impressed with the level of service - the team is well resourced and well structured to handle large-scale litigation and the advice is clear and considered'. In Auckland, Justin Graham leads the practice and clients describe him and 'extremely gifted litigator' Matt Sumpter, who handles IP, competition law and civil litigation, as 'impressive and strong on strategy with great attention to detail'. Key partner John McKay specialises in commercial litigation with a focus on construction, insurance and media law. He defended BlueScope Steel in a claim arising from an unsuccessful attempt by New Zealand Steel Industries to purchase the Taharoa Ironsands business. Senior litigator Bruce Scott handles commercial and public law litigation, both in the High Court and in private arbitrations. In Wellington, Daniel Kalderimis handles large commercial disputes and leads the firm's international law practice, which focuses on the Asia-Pacific region.

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Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Justin Graham - Chapman Tripp

Within: Intellectual property

Chapman Tripp is 'highly responsive, knowledgeable and focused on practical solutions rather than theoretical frolics', according to one client. 'We are very impressed with the level of service; the team is well structured to handle large-scale litigation, and the advice is clear and considered', remarked another. Practice head Matt Sumpter and litigator Justin Graham are 'impressive and work well together'. Sumpter is 'strong on strategy' and advised Motion Picture Association of America on its copyright litigation against Kim Dotcom. Graham exhibits 'great attention to detail'. Corporate partner Kelly McFadzien, who is 'a delight to work with', focuses largely on IP matters in the TMT sector and advised Dissero Brands on the sale of its RACHAEL HALE brand portfolio, copyright images and global merchandising and licensing arrangements to Jewel Branding. Senior solicitor Thomas Cleary, who joined from Shortland Chambers, is praised as 'clearly bright, responsive and easy to deal with'. He worked with Sumpter and Graham as counsel to Warner Bros and Univeral Music in a royalty dispute concerning streaming revenue for an Ed Sheeran song.

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