Our lawyers are experienced, responsive and alive to the actual requirements of clients operating in the technology and communications areas.

We have a deep understanding of the challenges involved and how to promote successful outcomes. Our industry expertise is continually developing as we work with clients on new product offerings and cutting edge issues. 

We work with various large multinational suppliers, as well as major customers in different industries giving our team a valuable “whole of market” perspective. Our work on in-depth IT due diligence investigations into technology sector targets in M&A transactions adds to our broad market knowledge. 

Our track record includes complex and business critical work for both customer and vendor side organisations in Australia and around the world. We provide legal and regulatory support for all aspects of technology procurement, outsourcing and other commercial arrangements, including:

  • preparation and negotiation of a wide range of IT contracts including software development, licensing, distribution, maintenance and support agreements, software as a service (SaaS) agreements, cloud services agreements, dispute resolution service agreements and customer contracts
  • structuring, negotiating and implementing technology joint ventures and a variety of partnering and sourcing arrangements
  • advisory and contentious work arising out of technology and sourcing agreements, including mediation, litigation and arbitration work
  • expert advice on privacy issues.

Experience

General

ASX

Advisor to ASX on telecommunications and technology matters, including its data centres and wholesale network services agreements, and technology contracts with suppliers of critical platforms.

Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

Advised leading energy infrastructure group AGIG (part of the CK Infrastructure Group) on its agreement with Enzen for the outsourcing of Multinet’s retail technology systems; and RFP and agreements with SAP, DXC Technologies and Enzen for the implementation, and outsourced maintenance, of a new enterprise resource planning system.

Australian Turf Club

Advised on the terms of the upgrade for all customer-facing technology at all venues, and on disputes arising from COVID.

Brookfield

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

BSO Networks Inc

Acting for the US based technology and telecommunications company in expedited proceedings in the Supreme Court of Queensland concerning the supply of high-end wireless networks to the NYSE, NASDAQ and CBOE.

Hudson

Advised on its joint venture with data analytics and AI company PredictiveHire relating to the development and commercialisation of models to predict recruitment success.

illion Australia

Advised on the data flows through its business, including the privacy and intellectual property implications of its data licence, data supply, customer and syndication arrangements and assisted with global data access agreement.

LexisNexis

Advised multinational content and technology company LexisNexis on its acquisitions and a broad range of its technology, telecommunications, privacy and commercial matters, including content licence and reseller agreements, telematics applications, and technology integrations.

Microsoft

Advised multinational technology giant Microsoft on its most strategic and complex whole of Government and major enterprise volume licensing contracts for Microsoft products and services; the application of Australian telecommunications regulations to its Teams, Teams SMS, Azure Communications, Azure Orbital, Express Route products and services and its wholesale and joint venture agreements with Telstra; and the Australian implications of the US Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, including potential US-Australia bilateral agreements.

Origin Energy

Advised Australia’s largest energy retailer Origin Energy on its agreements with SAP and DXC Technologies for the implementation, and ongoing outsourced maintenance, of its critical whole of business ERP System; the re-negotiation of its agreements with Accenture for the Market Data Hub 5-minute settlement systems and IT outsourcing; and a broad range of technology contracts with suppliers, including Accenture, Telstra, SAP, Wipro, Amazon Web Services, and HP; and the complex technology separation of the Lattice Energy business.

Perpetual

Primary advisor to Perpetual’s Data Services business since its inception on its suite of data analytics, reporting and Regtech products for the Australian banking industry; developing standard customer terms and service modules; negotiating customer contracts and upstream supply arrangements; and advising on a broad range of complex matters involving intellectual property ownership and licensing, data protection and compliance issues.

Qatar Airways

Advised leading carrier on its contracts with Cognizant and EPAM for the establishment of 2 fully outsourced, offshore, virtual captive IT development centres for the development and support all digital and technology systems required for the operation of Qatar Airways’ business.

The a2 Milk Company Limited

Advised premium dairy company a2 Milk on its global data audit project (including Enterprise Analytics Warehouse); its agreements with Oracle and Evosys for the implementation, and outsourced maintenance, of a new whole of business ERP system; its global technology enabled animal welfare system and various other technology projects.

TPG

Advised TPG on a broad range of strategic matters, including 5G network upgrades, National Messaging System with the Commonwealth Government, network and technology innovation projects including base-station edge computing, and its fixed line and enterprise wholesale distribution arrangements with vendors, dealers and end customers.

Vehicle Monitoring Systems Pty Ltd

Acting for Vehicle Monitoring Systems in patent infringement proceedings against SARB Management Group Pty Ltd in respect of VMS’ parking infringement technology.

Vodafone

Advised multinational telecommunications company Vodafone on its whole of business mobility contracts with NAB; the Australian telecommunications, privacy, data security, metadata, IoT, mandatory data retention and other legal issues applicable to its Australian telecommunications business.

Volvo Group

Advised Swedish multinational on telecommunications, data and privacy regulations applicable to its Volvo, Mack and UD truck telematics and information systems; the overhaul of its dealer network contracts; and its enterprise data warehousing, analytics and compliance program.

Recognition

Ranked as a leading firm for IT and telecoms
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2021-2022
'They act for key players in the market and have deep knowledge from both client and supplier perspectives'
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2022
Ranked for TMT: IT & Telecommunications
Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2021-2022

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