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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 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.
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.
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.
Negotiated over $1 billion ins cable, systems and services supply contracts in connection with major infrastructure projects and energy suppliers.
Negotiated a multimillion dollar enterprise mobile services contract with a top-4 bank.
Advised on and negotiated the contracts for a $6.5 million technology upgrade and commercialisation partnership with PMY.
Recommended lawyer in IT and telecoms
"Ken Chan is a really smart, pragmatic and personable senior associate – the perfect outside “in-house” counsel"
The Consumer Data Right scheme came into effect for the banking sector in August. It will evolve as it expands into the energy and telecommunications sectors until it applies economy-wide.