Thies Vaihu

Kaiwawao Matua | Associate
Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, Ngāpuhi
LLB (Hons) / BA - University of Auckland
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Thies Vaihū joined Kāhui Legal in June 2024.

Thies holds a conjoint Bachelor of Laws (hons) and Arts (majoring in film, television and media studies) from the University of Auckland, where she was awarded the 2020 Moana Schwalger Memorial Pasifika Student Scholarship and the 2021 Pacific Lawyers Association Prize for Legal Writing.

Thies is a commercial lawyer who has a particular focus on commercial drafting, consumer law, technology, privacy, data, cyber security and e-commerce. She provides day-to-day commercial and compliance advice in relation to a broad range of commercial agreements in both business to business and consumer-facing contexts.

Thies’ regulatory expertise covers a wide range of practice areas, including privacy, retail, telecommunications, AI and ESG.  She has a particular focus on consumer law, having acted on many issues under the Fair Trading Act (including the unfair contract terms regime), Consumer Guarantees Act and Privacy Act.

Prior to joining Kāhui Legal, Thies worked at Bell Gully, a large national law firm in Tāmaki Makaurau.

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Areas of expertise

  • Commercial