Anchali Anandanayagam


Anchali is driven by the challenge of new tech, new ideas and new problems to solve. From dark fibre procurement to emerging technologies, Anchali’s work goes beyond connecting the legal dots to helping clients seize opportunities that realise their true business potential. An expert in all legal aspects of tech, media and telecommunications, in the last 15 years Anchali has advised public and private customers and their suppliers alike on tech, media and telecommunications products and services.

She is a member on the AI Forum working group on AI awareness, advises on tech adoption and innovation, and works with local and international content producers and suppliers to the media sector. With qualifications from the University of Otago, she gained experience with various local and global organisations, including as senior counsel for Pacific Fibre.  

Anchali is highly recognised in the leading legal international rankings. Chambers and Partners said Anchali is not only "an experienced lawyer with amazing technical skills," but also "a relationship builder who can deal with people at all levels both within and between organisations.” They go on to say: "There's a real benefit having her on our side."

Anchali sits on the board of Women in Film and Television New Zealand.


BA (Hons), LLB


New Zealand 2002


Hudson Gavin Martin | 2012
Pacific Fibre Limited | 2010 - 2012
Simmonds Stewart | 2008 - 2010
Linklaters LLP (UK) | 2006 - 2007
Bell Gully | 2002 - 2006

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