We have a dedicated commercial technology practice that advises clients on a diverse range of commercial matters and transactions.

About Technology

Our practice deals with the core areas of commercial technology, including advising clients on: acquiring IT business assets and the entities that hold IT assets; software and services; digital commerce including establishing and utilising e-platforms for the delivery of services ranging from health to insurance; data protection and privacy including dealing with data breaches; and contracting for the development of IT software and infrastructure.


  • Competition & Consumer Law
  • Data Breach Notifications
  • Data Centres
  • Database Ownership & Privacy Issues
  • Digital Commerce
  • E-platforms – Financial Services & Health Sectors
  • IT Tender Agreements
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Protecting & Exploiting IP
  • Public Key Infrastructure (Digital Signature) Documentation
  • Software Development Agreements
  • Software Licensing & Support Agreements


Our recent experience includes:

  • acting for a public listed company in acquiring various cyber security and data centre assets at a combined value in excess of $135M
  • advising a client in e-health on privacy and competition law obligations in aid of it commercialising its data management ecosystem
  • advice and preparation of documentation for the licensing of pharmaceutical data reporting software in Australia and Europe, including privacy law compliance advice
  • advice to a large telecommunications entity about software licencing, NBN, privacy and data security, and telecommunications industry ombudsman complaints
  • advice and preparation of documentation for a sugarcane technology joint venture agreement between an Australian entity and a US biotech conglomerate
  • IT procurement projects including the provision of it services to government, engagement of third-party it vendors by an it provider, and procurement of it hardware and software from it providers
  • Negotiating and advising on the sale of 50% of an it company operating in the health sector valued at $32.5m, and the subsequent integration of the acquirer with the continuing shareholders
  • Negotiating and advising on a partial sale of an artificial reproductive technology business to a publicly listed company at an initial value of $22.5m
  • Negotiating and advising on the sale of a process engineering business (oil and gas) with operations in australia and the uae at a combined value of approximately $85m
  • Advising on matters relating to the creation and operation of certain e-health platforms (ip, privacy, my health record and general structuring advice)
  • Advising directors on the restructuring of a $300m high-tech machine tools business
  • Providing documentation and advice in relation to an e-insurance platform.

Our Experts

Simon Jay

Partner, Melbourne