I'm the lead partner of our Australian IT and Communications Groups in Sydney, where our clients are at the cutting edge of legal and regulatory developments in the region.
I advise on commercial issues and regulatory matters for clients in all facets of the information technology and communications industries. Whether buying or supplying IT and communications, I provide detailed advice and contracting experience on digital businesses, software, cloud, distribution, confidentiality, e-commerce, security, IT procurement and outsourcing. I have acted in a number of patent, copyright and trade mark cases.
Before joining Bird & Bird, I held a senior legal role at Optus, Australia's number two telecoms carrier, where I was involved in negotiating large scale telecoms supply and acquisition agreements and was the key lawyer responsible for the firm-wide procurement function. In addition, I was involved in regulatory issues, industry code development and was responsible for managing a number of high profile disputes. I also spent a year on internal secondment to the national Managing Director of Optus Business.
Over many years, I have been a prominent contributor to public policy discussion in the industry and mainstream press as a result of my extensive practice in convergence, social media, privacy and data protection.