At McVeagh Fleming, we understand the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its profound implications for businesses across industries.

Our team has specialists in advising companies on the strategic implementation of AI technologies, navigating the complex legal landscape, and ensuring compliance with legislation in place now in New Zealand and abroad, and what we expect will be introduced as governments try to catch up.

Our services

Legal Compliance and Legislation

We provide comprehensive guidance on legislative requirements related to AI, ensuring that our clients operate within the bounds of local and international laws and regulations. From data protection and privacy laws to emerging AI-specific regulations, we offer tailored solutions to mitigate legal risks and foster responsible AI use.

Policy and Guideline Drafting

Crafting robust AI policies and guidelines is essential for businesses aiming to harness AI's potential while safeguarding against ethical and legal pitfalls. Our experts collaborate with clients to develop tailored frameworks that address AI governance, accountability, transparency, and fairness, aligning with industry best practices and regulatory expectations.

Board Advisory Services

Boards of directors play a crucial role in shaping their companies' AI strategies and ensuring alignment with organizational goals and values. We provide strategic counsel to boards, equipping them with the knowledge and insights needed to make informed decisions regarding AI adoption, risk management, and ethical considerations.

Industries serviced

We can provide assistance to any firms, and our client base is broad, including those who see AI as the backbone of the services they provide, those who want to ensure they are left behind as the market embraces the development of AI, as well as those who want to ensure that their firm are not creating legal issues while remaining more conservative.

Our AI expertise spans a diverse range of industries, including but not limited to:

  • Technology and Innovation: From startups to multinational corporations, we assist technology companies in navigating the legal complexities of AI development, deployment, and commercialization.
  • Finance and Banking: In the rapidly evolving financial sector, we help banks and financial institutions leverage AI to enhance customer experiences, streamline operations, and manage regulatory compliance effectively.
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences: We support healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device manufacturers in harnessing AI-driven solutions to improve patient outcomes, optimize clinical workflows, and accelerate medical research and development.
  • Production and Manufacturing: Already often the widest users of AI without often being aware, we can support firms looking to embrace AI to improve their outputs. This is often through the use of AI to automate the technical stages or through better workflow management.
  • Retail and Consumer Goods/Services: From personalized marketing strategies to supply chain optimization, we advise retail and consumer goods companies on leveraging AI to drive innovation, enhance customer engagement, and gain a competitive edge in the market.

Deep AI Industry Knowledge

Our firm combines legal expertise with industry-specific insights, allowing us to deliver tailored solutions that address the unique challenges and opportunities facing each client. We have been frequently asked to comment by the media on the topic of AI and the law, as well as presenting at major industry conferences. Combining this with our experience acting for firms from most industries in New Zealand, we can provide clients with advice that few other firms can match. We can provide our services to firms across New Zealand.

Recent Insights

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