Ken Chan Special Counsel

Ken specialises in intellectual property and technology.

Ken is experienced in providing corporate and transactional advisory legal support for national and global corporations, particularly in the technology and health industries. He regularly negotiates and drafts technology licensing and procurement agreements (including governments framework agreements), cloud agreements, professional services and software or hardware support/maintenance contracts on behalf of clients. He also advises on acquisitions of companies with significant proprietary software or other technology portfolios. Ken has also advised on the pricing schemes, importation, supply and regulatory approval processes for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

In addition, Ken has represented clients in complex patent infringement and revocation proceedings, trade mark disputes and copyright infringement claims before the Federal Court and High Court of Australia.

Experience

General

a2 Milk Company Limited

Advising in connection with a major project for the design, implementation, integration and ongoing outsourced operation of a new, whole of business, Enterprise Resource Planning System.

Veritas Capital

Reviewing complicated government procurement documents and other materials, and providing IT, government procurement, and regulatory advice.

Microsoft

Negotiated over $3 billion in volume licensing agreements for the procurement of Microsoft software and professional and cloud services by large multinational enterprises, financial services institutions and government agencies.

Origin Energy

Assisted in the IT environment rationalisation associated with the $1.5 billion divestment of Lattice Energy, including renegotiating, separation and novation of over 50 business critical applications.

Prysmian Australia

Negotiated over $1 billion ins cable, systems and services supply contracts in connection with major infrastructure projects and energy suppliers.

TPG Telecom

Negotiated a multimillion dollar enterprise mobile services contract with a top-4 bank.

Australian Turf Club

Advised on and negotiated the contracts for a $6.5 million technology upgrade and commercialisation partnership with PMY.

Recognition

Recommended lawyer in IT and telecoms
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2020
"Ken Chan is a really smart, pragmatic and personable senior associate – the perfect outside “in-house” counsel"
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2020

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Adv), University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Sydney

Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

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