Technology

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

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.

Expertise

  • Competition & Consumer Law
  • Data Breach Notifications
  • 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

EXAMPLES

  • Competition & Consumer Law
  • Data Breach Notifications
  • 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 People

Simon Jay

PARTNER, MELBOURNE

Charlotte Nielsen

CONSULTANT, BRISBANE