Ed Rea

What do you do for your clients ?

T: 07554996759

E: ed.rea@arbor.law

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I am a specialist commercial technology lawyer and work with my clients on a range of technology-related transactions and relationships.

I cover all aspects of work in this area, including outsourcing, digital distribution, agency, consultancy, licensing, connectivity, development, sale and purchase, IT and Telecoms infrastructure and construction, terms of trade, e-commerce, and data privacy matters.

What are your legal specialties?

My real specialisms are advising on major IT and Telecoms infrastructure and construction projects, as well as digital distribution and connectivity matters, for a range of telecoms and technology businesses. I have a deep understanding of both of these sectors which benefits clients when they need a senior expert to hit the ground running on complex transactions.

What do clients say?

I have been proud to feature in the Legal 500 TMT-IT/Telecoms as someone who “handles difficult negotiations admirably” and is “an expert in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating technology-related contracts”

Behind the lawyer

Outside work, I enjoy Rugby, motorbikes, travelling, walking the dog, and spending time with my family.

Before Arbor

  • 2011 to 2019 – Halebury, Legal Consultant
  • 2007 to 2011 – Ericsson Limited, Group Legal Counsel
  • 1999 to 2007 – Baker & McKenzie, Senior Associate
  • 1997 to 1999 – British Airways Plc, Legal Advisor
  • 1995 to 1997 – Wright Wiseman & Co, New Zealand


  • Otago University, New Zealand (LLB)
  • Auckland University – Masters of Commercial Law