Ravi de Fonseka Partner

Meet Ravi

Ravi is a leading technology, telecommunications and intellectual property lawyer with experience across Australia and the UK.

He advises on a broad range of local and cross-border technology, telecommunications, intellectual property, privacy and general commercial matters.

Ravi has worked at a Magic Circle firm in the UK and top tier firms in Australia, where he advised clients on:

  • major information technology projects such as technology joint ventures, system integrations, outsourcings and procurement of hardware, software and services, including preparation of procurement strategies and tender processes;
  • telecommunications network sharing joint ventures, network acquisitions, co-location contracts, roaming services contracts, transmission services contracts, network equipment procurement and management contracts, spectrum licensing and authorisation;
  • the protection, licensing and assignment of intellectual property and moral rights, including media, content licensing, broadcasting, sports hospitality and sponsorship agreements; and
  • technology, intellectual property and privacy advice on merger and acquisition transactions, including complex transition and separation issues and ongoing services and brand splitting arrangements.

Experience

General

Origin Energy

Advised Australia’s largest energy retailer Origin Energy on a broad range of its technology matters, including its whole of business ERP implementation project with DXC, contracts with its major suppliers Accenture, Wipro, Telstra, Amazon Web Services, SAP, and HP and the complex technology separation of the Lattice Energy business.

Brookfield

Advised on its acquisition of the ENE-HUB multi-function technology smart node business, including related exclusive technology manufacturing agreement and telecommunications issues.

Tencent

Advised multinational Chinese technology giant in connection with the launch of its Voov Meeting, WeChat Work, Madcat TV, Honor of Kings and PUBG products and services for the Australian market and the application of online gambling, privacy and data security laws of Australia.

Potentia Capital

Advised on its acquisition of PC-Eftpos, supplier of a hybrid SaaS and on-premises payment processing middleware solution and on its acquisition of Micromine, supplier of an on-premises exploration and mine design softare solution.

Unilever

Advised on its contracts with Woolworths for the distribution and supply of SPC Ardmona products, contract manufacturing agreements with Asahi and Symingtons, and various privacy and data protection matters.

Accel-KKR

Advised on its series A investment in Humanforce, supplier of a SaaS workplace management solution

Aerocare

Advising in connection with its software development, licensing, hosting and support arrangements for the business critical AROS resource management system.

a2 Milk

Advised on a broad range of its intellectual property and information technology matters, including its whole of business ERP implementation project with Evosys and the protection, licensing and enforcement of the ‘a2’ brand, a2 Milk’s proprietary herd breeding technologies and procurement of critical business support systems.

Multinet Gas

Advised on its contracts with Enzen for the design, integration, implementation, transformation and transition to, a new whole of retail business IT system, including SAP-based ERP integrated with SAP, Oracle, and other database platforms in a hybrid implementation across Australian and Indian data centres.

Microsoft

Advising multinational technology company Microsoft on the telecommunications and technology aspects of its Skype for Business and O365 services, privacy and data security matters and various major technology licensing contracts.

Prysmian Australia

Advising the world’s largest fibre optic and electrical cable manufacturer Prysmian on a broad range of its Australian technology and commercial matters, including supply, licensing, exclusive reseller and joint venture arrangements.

Bowers & Wilkins

Advising multinational premium audio and technology company Bowers & Wilkins in connection with its Australian distribution arrangements, and ongoing third party logistics and after sales support arrangements, for Bowers & Wilkins products.

Aerocare

Advising leading aviation ground handling company Aerocare in connection with its software development, licensing, hosting and support arrangements for the business critical AROS resource management system.

LexisNexis

Advising multinational content and technology company LexisNexis in connection with a broad range of its technology, telecommunications, privacy and commercial matters, including advice on telematics applications, technology integrations, and LexisNexis’ ANZ privacy and data protection practices.

Khosla Ventures

Advised on its seed investment in Popgun Labs, supplier of a SaaS based artificial intelligence platform for music

Marlin Equity

Advised on its acquisition of Hotschedules, supplier of an industry leading employee scheduling SaaS and application based employee scheduling solution

AEMC

Advised in relation to its whole of business managed services contract with Dimension Data and contracts with Quark and GPSL for a business critical structured publishing solution for the managements and publication of the National Electricity Rules and other AEMC regulations.

Recognition

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours), University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology, Sydney

Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Law Society of South Australia
  • UK Law Society

International experience

  • Slaughter and May, London – 5 years
  • Secondment to Ericsson, Guildford – 6 months
  • UK qualified (2010)

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