Technology, Media & Telecomms Services
Business guidance and commercialisation
We protect clients’ interests by advising on appropriate business structures and negotiating legal documents, including shareholder agreements, employee share plans, confidentiality agreements licensing agreements, technology transfer agreements and third party arrangements.
We act on behalf of clients undertaking mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances or joint ventures in relation to listing on recognised stock exchanges or negotiating arrangements with financial institutions. We also advise private equity and venture capital funds, private business angels and companies investing in start-ups, technology and emerging industry ventures.
Our team advises on the legal issues associated with electronic commerce, including electronic banking, digital signatures, encryption, data protection issues and privacy law. We are familiar with other aspects of internet and e-commerce-related advice, including enabling technologies, online contracting issues, legal recognition, online payment mechanisms and consumer protection issues.
New market establishment (Australian and offshore)
We can assist overseas clients assess, enter and successfully compete in Australian and Asia Pacific markets by:
- negotiating alliances with strategic partners
- documenting arrangements for the financing of and investment in projects
- negotiating with customers and suppliers
- overcoming regulatory issues and
- securing protection of clients’ IP assets throughout the region.
For clients in the life sciences arena, we advise on a range of issues, including IP and technology licensing, government funding, corporate structuring and collaborative research and development agreements.
We offer services to ensure business compliance with privacy and data protection legislation, including the protection of personal health and financial information and workplace-related privacy issues. Our team provides comprehensive advice, including assisting in policy development, staff training and conducting compliance audits.
Media and communications
Our dedicated Senior Communications Adviser has extensive experience working in the media, as well as senior industry and government communications roles, and can assist clients with sensitive communications and issues management to protect their reputation and brand positioning.