Hamish leads our Australian Information, Communications and Technology Practice. In addition to law, he has a degree in engineering and has worked extensively in the communications and technology industries.
Hamish is a prominent contributor to public policy discussion in industry and mainstream press arising from his extensive practice regarding convergence, social media, privacy and data protection issues. His clients in these areas are at the cutting edge of legal and regulatory developments in the region.
Hamish also advises on commercial issues and regulatory matters for clients engaged in all facets of the information, communications and technology industries, including intellectual property protection, licensing and distribution, confidentiality, e-commerce, security, IT procurement and outsourcing. Hamish has also acted in patent, copyright and trade mark cases before the Supreme Court and Federal Court.
Hamish has also held a senior legal role at Australia’s number two telecommunications carrier, Optus. While at Optus, Hamish was involved in negotiating all facets of large scale telecommunications supply and acquisition agreements and was also the key lawyer responsible for the firm wide procurement function. He was also involved on a regular basis on regulatory issues and industry code development. He was responsible for managing the resolution of a high profile dispute between Optus and Telstra regarding a longstanding wholesale arrangement with Telstra. He spent a year on an internal secondment to the national Managing Director of Optus Business.