Ian is a corporate lawyer who specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and complex commercial contracts, including technology procurements. His industry expertise is in the fields of technology, media and telecommunications. His clients regard him as 'one-stop shop' for corporate, commercial, regulatory and strategic advice.
He advises on joint ventures, alliances, acquisitions and divestments, access regimes and regulation of most sectors of the information and communication economy. His particular expertise is ownership and control and structural regulation of the converged media and telecommunications industries.
Ian's strong interpersonal skills and accessibility attract high-profile media, telecommunications and technology clients.
Ian was Deputy Managing Partner and Managing Partner at the firm from 1997 to 1 July 2001. From 1 July 2001 to 31 December 2003 Ian was Senior Executive Partner, Integration and Client Services.
Ian has been recognised as a leading TMT lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015-2018.
Ian has been trained formally in Legal Project Management, most recently attending a full-day LPM workshop delivered by US legal project management expert Susan Raridon Lambreth. Ian's LPM expertise drives efficient legal and business outcomes for his clients.
Areas of Expertise
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Data Governance, Data Services, Privacy & Cyber
- Private Equity
- Technology & Outsourcing
- Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Recent News & Publications
- Media: Allens and Gide advise Naval Group on the program for 12 regionally superior submarines for AustraliaMedia - 15 February 2019
- Media - 3 October 2018