Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Technology is rapidly transforming industries, businesses and everyday lives.

There is a growing need to be able to maximise growth opportunities and minimise exposure to threats in an increasingly connected and complex market.

The last few years have seen waves of disruptive technologies evolving and converging, digitisation of traditional industry sectors and an increasing need for businesses to re-think both their models and how they operate.

Businesses need to adapt and innovate to stay relevant, and the speed of change is critical to their competitiveness.

How we can help

In this ever-changing arena, you need sound and commercially focused legal advice to ensure you recognise and capture the value of technology.

Providing responsive, reasoned, real world advice

From digital transformation to technology implementation, we are adept at navigating the challenges our clients' face.

Ensuring ethical data management

'Doing the right thing’ by your customers, while staying strategically and commercially focused, is becoming increasingly important for all organisations managing data.

Managing vendors

Identifying opportunities to improve service delivery and relationships, minimise risk profiles and help you deliver the project on time and at cost.

Achieving favourable outcomes with industry regulators

Advising on the regulatory and political dimensions of your commercial strategies, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotic process automation, cloud, as-a-service and other new commercial models.

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Experience

Naval Group on the program for 12 regionally superior submarines for Australia

Working alongside Gide Loyrette Nouel, advised the European leader in naval defence and its subsidiary on the Strategic Partnering Agreement with the Commonwealth Government for Australia's $50 billion Attack Class Submarine Program.

APN Outdoor $1.119bn acquisition by JCDecaux

Secured ACCC clearance for its acquisition by way of scheme of arrangement, through which JCDecaux will acquire 100% of the company's issued share capital for a total value of $1.119 billion.

Winning $2.86bn bid for Victorian title registry services

Advised First State Super on its successful bid for a concession to operate the land titles and registry functions of Land Use Victoria for a 40-year term.

BAE on $35bn Australian Navy shipbuilding program

Advised BAE on its involvement in the Commonwealth's Hunter-class frigate shipbuilding program for the Royal Australian Navy.

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners on $1.6bn consortium acquisition of PEXA

Advised on proposed acquisition, alongside consortium members Link Administration Holdings Limited and CBA, of the national real estate transaction settlements.

Canva on Zeetings acquisition

Advised long-standing Allens Accelerate client Canva on its acquisition of interactive presentation startup Zeetings.

Fox Sports on Cricket Australia broadcast deal

Advised on six-year agreement with Cricket Australia to broadcast every ball bowled in every game of cricket in Australia from October 2018.

News Corp on Foxtel and Fox Sports merger

Advised on all corporate and competition aspects of the deal, including obtaining FIRB and ACCC clearance.

Tech firm Bulletproof on merger

Advised cloud services provider Bulletproof on its merger with Klikon Group Holdings.

ANZ on $3.83bn sales of life and wealth businesses

Advised ANZ on the simplification of its Wealth Australia business, including the sale of its life insurance business for $2.85 billion and its OnePath pensions and investments and aligned dealer groups business for $975 million.

Power Ledger on $34m blockchain ICO

Advised on Power Ledger's groundbreaking Token Generation Event, one of Australia's first Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), which raised $34 million for the company.

Westpac on zipMoney investment

Advised Westpac on its $40 million investment in listed Fintech zipMoney.