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John McCay

John McCay



  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate and Business
  • Entertainment

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Film and media
John is an experienced corporate and commercial, and public sector lawyer.

He has extensive experience in corporate, commercial law and public law, with a particular emphasis on the infrastructure, technology, gaming, sports, film and entertainment and arts and culture.

John undertakes a broad range of legal work with a particular emphasis on corporate governance, commercial contracting and procurement, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, intellectual property, and film and television financing.

Recognised as a leading TMT, entertainment, information technology and sports lawyer, John has been consistently listed by publications such as Asialaw, Chambers Global, Australian Legal Business Guide, The Best Lawyers in New Zealand and Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyers.

John currently serves as a member of the board of each of New Zealand on Air and New Zealand Film Commission.


LLB (Hons) Victoria University of Wellington, 1989
BCA Victoria University of Wellington, 1989
Areas of Practice

Capital Markets | Commercial Law | Corporate and Business | Entertainment | Finance | Government | Growth companies | Intellectual Property | Securities | Sports and Recreation | Technology | Telecommunications

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Listed lawyer, Entertainment, Information Technology, Media, Sports -The Best Lawyers in New Zealand 2014
Leading individual - Expert Guide to the World's Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers
Leading individual - Chambers Global - 2012/2013, 2011/2012, 2010/2011, 2009/2010, 2008/2009, 2007/2008, 2006/2007, 2005/2006
Leading individual - Chambers Asia Pacific - 2014 - 2010
Listed as a Leading Lawyer in Asia IP Experts 2014 edition for Media & Entertainment.
Leading TMT lawyer - Asialaw 2010
Leading individual - Australian Legal Business Guide 2009
Leading lawyer - Technology, Media and Telecommunications Guide 2008
Leading Entertainment, Information Technology and Sports lawyer - The Best Lawyers in New Zealand 2010, 2009, 2008

Professional Associations

Trustee Wellington Arts Foundation
Trustee Limbs4all Trust

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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