Microsoft appoints legal counsel

Ex-Hudson Gavin Martin lawyer takes top legal job at Microsoft NZ; role will shift to Sydney

Microsoft New Zealand has announced that Natasha Crampton has been appointed as legal counsel. She will initally be based in Auckland, but will move to Australia later this year to be part of a regional legal team across New Zealand and Australia.

Crampton joins Microsoft from Hudson Gavin Martin.

In a statement announcing the appointment, Microsoft notes: "Natasha will focus on supporting Microsoft’s commercial work in New Zealand with a range of responsibilities covering commercial transactions and litigation. Initially Natasha will be based in Auckland, but will move across to Sydney later in the year as part of a regional legal team collaborating across New Zealand and Australia.

"Natasha spent a number of years as an associate with Mallesons Stephen Jaques, a law firm that works for Microsoft in Australia. In both previous roles Natasha worked extensively on Microsoft matters and has considerable experience providing guidance on a range of diverse projects from commercial licensing to anti-piracy and corporate affairs."

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