Media & Technology

The intensely competitive and rapidly evolving media and technology sectors pose a wealth of challenges and opportunities which demand constant evaluation. Our lawyers understand the legal and commercial needs for businesses in these sectors and offer crossdisciplinary skills and experience in areas such as regulation, corporate, intellectual property, employment, privacy and social media.

We advise stakeholders across these industries, from publishers and content providers, advertising and marketing companies, and pay TV channels, to software developers and ICT providers, as well as consumers of technology and ICT services.

Services

  • Business sales and acquisitions
  • Business structuring
  • Commercial contracts and procurement
  • Defamation
  • Disputes, trade practices, passing off and misleading and deceptive conduct
  • Employment
  • Intellectual property protection and commercialisation
  • Licensing
  • Online, digital and social media law
  • Privacy
  • Regulatory advice

Experience

Aspermont Limited

Advising on joint ventures and funding agreements with government bodies for this listed publisher and event company specialising in the resources and agricultural industries.

Engineers Media

Advising on publishing services agreements, corporate governance and directors' duties, employment, and trademarks.

JCDecaux Australia Pty Limited 

Advising one of the leading providers in the street furniture advertising market on establishing an online community portal called The Pigeon Project, including privacy, trademark protection, user terms and conditions, contractual arrangements with ICT partners, and competitions regulation and licensing advice.

Pacific Magazines Pty Limited

Managing a large, international trademark portfolio for the second largest magazine publisher in Australia, and advising on online and digital publishing issues.

Publishers Australia Limited

Advising this peak industry body on digital and online publishing, corporate governance, AGMs, business management and licensing arrangements.

beIN Sports (formerly Setanta Sports Australia)

Advising on copyright infringement, content licensing, regulatory and consumer issues, including for Setanta's online delivery platform, Setanta Sports Plus.

Universal Magazines Pty Ltd

Advising on the acquisition of major national print and digital magazine titles and an events division as well as disputes.

Weir Minerals Australia Limited

Drafting bespoke software development and supply agreements for use with suppliers on a multimillion dollar automation project.

Westwick-Farrow Media

Advising on contracts, contract disputes, employment, privacy policy, and terms and conditions for the company's Events division.

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