Allens

Experience

Technology Procurements

New South Wales Department of Finance and Services
Advising on the tender process and contract negotiations for the design, construction and provision of facilities management and operation services for two new purpose-built data centres in NSW.

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA)
Acted on the tender process and contract negotiations for the appointment of a new whole-of-business IT managed services provider, to take over the management and operation of VHA's IT systems and infrastructure.

ANZ
Advising on the procurement of IT products and services for the implementation of an automated mortgage application system.

Victorian Department of Health
Advised on the procurement of a SmartCard solution to facilitate secure access to government systems for healthcare workers in the public sector.

Ergon Energy
Advising on the procurement of a customised enterprise management system and related infrastructure platform for its energy distribution and retailing businesses.

SPARQ
Advised on the procurement, build out and support of a multiprotocol label switching network (a MPLS) for ENERGEX throughout Queensland.

Toyota Finance Australia
Advised on the procurement of a new custom-developed finance software platform from Sofico.

Westpac
Acted in the procurement of a fleet of new EFTPOS credit and debt card terminals.

Outsourcing/ Off-Shoring

Amcor
Advising on the outsourcing of group IT requirements across Australia to Hewlett Packard.

ANZ
Advised on a complex agreement it had entered into with Cash Services Australia Pty Ltd for the provision of cash management and logistics services. Also acted in the outsourcing of its payroll function throughout Asia.

Leading development and construction group
Advised a leading development and construction group on its IT infrastructure outsourcing, including advising on an initial proposal and subsequent tender process (including negotiations) for a new infrastructure service model encompassing external data service provision. 

Hudson Global Resources
Advised on the BPO off-shoring of its inhouse finance, accounting and payroll functions for Australia and New Zealand to Infosys, a leading technology and business process service provider based in Bangalore, India.

Samsung Electronics Australia
Acted on the RFP process for the appointment of a new provider of call centre support operations for all Samsung electronic and whitegoods to a major pan-Asian call centre provider.

News Limited
Advised News Limited on certain aspects of its payroll administration outsourcing arrangements. 

Telecommunications procurements

ANZ
Advising on the renegotiation of its whole-of-business telecommunications supply agreement and managed services agreement with SingTel Optus.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Advised on the renegotiation of certain aspects of its 10-year whole-of-business telecommunications arrangements with Telstra.

NBN Co Limited
Advised on the procurement of its fixed wireless network from Ericsson, whereby Ericsson will design, build and manage the fixed wireless network before transitioning operation of the network to NBN.

Queensland Government
Advising Projects Queensland, a unit within Queensland Treasury and Trade, in relation to the roll-out and provision of a State-wide digital radio network for use initially by Queensland's emergency services agencies.

Government long-distance telecommunication services
We have advised the Victorian Government on its program to put the purchase of these services out to competitive tender, including advising on the tender process, preparing and negotiating the Government’s preferred form of telecommunications contract for use with the carriers, and assisting in the evaluation of the competing bids.

Virgin Australia Airlines
Advised on the procurement of whole-of-business telecommunications arrangements with Optus.

eCommerce

Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Preparing a privacy compliance program in relation to the management of its online community.

News Limited
Advised on its arrangements for the licensing and distribution of its news app on Samsung's tablets. Allens drafted and negotiated the app licensing arrangements, together with advising on the privacy and online contracting legal issues.

Government electronic service delivery system
Acted for the Victorian Government in all legal aspects of establishing 'maxi', an electronic service delivery system for the supply of government services online, including representing the Government in its parallel negotiations with the short-listed tenderers.

Queensland Health
Advised on the establishment of its 'E-Health Alliance Project', which has implemented a reform program of major information, technology and business change initiatives.

CareerOne
Advised on the establishment of its 'E-Health Alliance Project', which has implemented a reform program of major information, technology and business change initiatives.

 

Litigation and dispute resolution

Fujitsu
Acting for Fujitsu in an IT services contract dispute with an Australian mining company.

Melbourne Water Corporation
Defending a High Court leave application brought by the other party to an information technology contractual dispute, where Melbourne Water was successful in both the Victorian Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

Yahoo!7
Acted in a defamation action relating to alleged defamatory content published online and automatically indexed on their search engines.

Telecommunications company
Acted in a lengthy contractual dispute with one of their wholesale clients, about the terms of an internet services agreement.

Live Nation Worldwide
Advising in relation to domain name disputes and rights. Most recently, successfully negotiated the purchase of a domain name from a Fairfax Media subsidiary.

Sony Computer Entertainment Australia
Advising on domain name disputes.

News Limited
Acted in two discrete domain name disputes in relation to two websites that used the 'True Local' trademark.