JWS deepens TMT capability with appointment of Sophie Dawson

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Leading independent Australian law firm Johnson Winter Slattery has appointed Sophie Dawson as Partner in its IP & Technology team. Sophie will be based in the firm’s Sydney office and joins JWS from Bird & Bird.

Sophie specialises in IT, telecommunications and media disputes and has deep experience acting for major IT and telecommunications companies and large corporate and government clients. Her matters have included litigation, major arbitrations, expert determinations, mediations and negotiations in relation to software development and licensing, telephony, satellite, and communication technology issues. Sophie has acted for high profile media and IT and telecommunication companies in 3G telephony patent litigation, and in copyright litigation.

In welcoming Sophie to the firm, JWS Managing Partner Jeremy Davis, said, “We are delighted to have Sophie join JWS. Sophie is a market leading lawyer having worked on some of the most significant disputes in the TMT sector. Sophie’s appointment will add further depth to both our technology and media practices and continue to strengthen our disputes offering.”

In joining the team, Sophie said, “JWS has built a strong reputation in the TMT sector and I am excited to be joining a team with such high calibre lawyers and clients.”

About Johnson Winter Slattery

JWS is a leading independent Australian law firm of more than 450 people, including 85+ partners. The firm is engaged by major corporates and investment funds on their most challenging transactions and disputes.

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