Technology, media & telecommunications
We understand the importance of staying ahead of developments. We deliver solutions bringing creativity and intelligence to resolve your commercial issues – so you can focus on the future.
Across technology, startups, life sciences, telecommunications and media, our team brings in-depth industry experience to support a diverse range of private sector and government clients.
We regularly advise clients on new technologies like M2M and the Internet of Things, blockchain and smart contracts and emerging issues like data breach notification and cyber security, and understand that tomorrow will bring new developments.
For start ups and emerging industries we are long-term supporters helping to grow and nurture companies from day one.
Significantly in the startup community, our knowledge is drawn from experience as both advisers and investors. We regularly run free workshops with a number of incubators across Australia and have developed tailored offerings to help entrepreneurs de-mystify the regulatory process supporting them to get their businesses up and running.
Our life sciences team is one of the largest nationally with our clients ranging from ASX-listed life sciences companies, to emerging companies, universities and research institutes. We advise on all aspects of this industry and bring additional expertise with several of our specialists having science qualifications.
The media industry continues to increase in complexity with technology and innovation bringing both opportunity and risk. Our experience includes advising on media, entertainment and gaming transactions, licensing, trade marks and patents, and defamation.
Telecommunications remains firmly at the forefront of social and business change as the explosion of connected devices increases our reliance on communication networks. We understand the technologies and the industry and keep abreast of key trends and emerging issues facing telecommunications carriers and service providers – issues such as convergence, metadata retention, next-gen mobile networks, infrastructure access and of course, the effect of the NBN.
We are future-focused, commercial and creative.
To find out more, contact Alex Hutchens
Telstra Corporation Ltd
Advising Australia’s largest telecommunications company on a broad range of commercial and regulatory matters nationally. Most recently, advised on a ground-breaking automated home solution, providing a cloud-based ecosystem of connected devices spanning electricity monitoring, smart-appliances, security and CCTV recording and monitoring.
Corporate Travel Management Limited
Assisted CTM, a long-standing client, in joining with Australia’s most popular shopping rewards program, Flybuys, with the launch of a new travel booking website.
Advised this leading global telecommunications company on its IPO, which was preceded by an institutional seed capital raising of $10 million. We have since advised on a range of other transactions to support its continued expansion.
Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia
Advised RACWA in relation to two recent major IT procurement projects for the supply of a new best of breed solution for its ‘in the field’ operations and to upgrade key Oracle-based business systems.
Data Protection and Privacy
Regularly advise multinational conglomerates on Australian aspects of global data processing agreements. Recent examples include work for a global pharmaceutical provider on the implementation of its global Group Company Agreements for processing of data worldwide in compliance with EU requirements, and advising a global consumer goods brand on its connected devices project.
Assisted various State Governments with IT procurement including the Queensland Government in setting up a whole of government enterprise communication and collaboration reseller panel for the provision of cloud services, estimated to save the government $17 million to $20 million per annum.
Regularly work with overseas-based entities in harmonising their website terms, terms of trade and other commercial documents with Australian legal requirements, particularly consumer protection laws, data processing laws and taxation issues.
Acting for various companies in this sector including EB Games, Right Pedal Studios, Halfbrick Studios (which developed one of the most popular gaming apps Fruit Ninja) and Mighty Games Group, in relation to a broad range of commercial and regulatory matters.
Our team supports a number of innovation hubs nationally, including River City Labs, QUT Creative Enterprises and Fire Station 101 where we provide seminars and regular drop in sessions.