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Expertise

Dan is a general counsel in the Corporate & Commercial section, and leads the firm’s Technology, Media & Communications Group.

In this capacity, Dan acts on behalf of: 

  • film and television producers
  • distributors
  • broadcasters and creatives
  • technology companies and start-ups
  • advertising agencies and communications businesses
  • and other intellectual property owners.

Dan also acts for clients in other sectors which are undertaking procurements, branding exercises, advertising campaigns, and other uses of intellectual property and information technology.

Dan is recognised by Best Lawyers as a leading practitioner in Information Technology Law and Entertainment Law.

Experience

Dan has extensive experience in advising on matters such as:

  • the acquisition and disposal of companies and businesses, corporate structuring and joint ventures
  • the structuring of start-ups, their funding rounds (from seed funding through to liquidity events), and intellectual property protection and development
  • the development, financing, production and distribution of film and television projects, new media and online products
  • brand development and protection, including copyright, trade marks, domain names and consumer law issues
  • the protection and exploitation of computer software and hardware and the provision of information technology services (including government contracts and outsourcing), and
  • regulatory compliance, including corporations law, copyright, privacy and competition law.

Publications

30 July 2019 - Knowledge

Watchdog to clamp down on digital giants

#Competition & Consumer Law, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Australia’s consumer watchdog has called on the Federal Government to rein in the significant market power of digital media giants, Google and Facebook in its Digital Platforms Inquiry final report released on 26 July 2019.

28 May 2019 - Knowledge

Is your business ready to adopt Artificial Intelligence?

#Technology, Media & Telecommunications

As artificial intelligence regulation develops, businesses entering AI contracts must confront legal and ethical considerations head on. Currently, a range of AI governance frameworks are being rolled out. Last month CSIRO’s Data61 released a discussion paper on AI, which included a proposed ethics framework.

20 May 2019 - Knowledge

Heavy penalties for Consumer Law breach: ACCC v We Buy Houses

#Competition & Consumer Law

A recent $12 million fine for misleading and deceptive conduct marks a record increase in penalties under Australian Consumer Law.