Michael Pattison

Michael Pattison

Partner since 1995
M App Sc (Comp Sc), LLB (Hons)
Melbourne | +61 3 9613 8839

Michael has specialised in information technology and telecommunications law, both in Australia and overseas, since 1991. He has particular experience in business process outsourcing and offshoring, data protection, technology and telecommunications procurements, electronic commerce, technology licences, privacy, cross-border data transfer and information technology litigation. He has been listed in Chambers Global as being in the top tier of Australia's information technology lawyers every year since 2004. The 2012 guide praised Michael for being 'practical, commercial and patient. He is able to communicate in a way that makes things seem easy and obvious, even when they aren't.'

Michael's previous work has included acting as an expert witness in US domain name litigation, advising on some of the largest information technology outsourcing and offshoring agreements to be executed in Australia, acting for large corporations in their procurement of telecommunication services, negotiating interconnect and other agreements between telecommunication providers and advising many Australian and international corporations on the privacy and regulatory implications on transferring data to and from Australia.

Michael is a frequent author and speaker on information technology issues, both in Australia and overseas. He is regularly listed in independent guides as being one of Australia's leading information technology lawyers. Michael has a Master of Applied Science in computer science and is a registered trade marks attorney. He is admitted as a solicitor in England and admitted to practice in Victoria, NSW and Western Australia.