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Expertise

Dan is a partner 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 has been recognised by Best Lawyers as a leading practitioner in Information Technology Law since 2014, and Entertainment Law since 2017.

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

12 December 2018 - Knowledge

Exemption for intellectual property rights from competition laws set to end

#Competition & Consumer Law

Businesses that assign or license intellectual property (IP) rights will soon have to consider extra competition laws under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

25 September 2018 - Knowledge

Refund policies punted: ACCC investigation forces AFL/ NRL clubs to re-think returns on merchandise

#Competition & Consumer Law

As 21 AFL and NRL clubs revise their refunds and returns policies, the ACCC gives broader insight into what restrictions are considered to be inconsistent with consumer rights.

29 August 2018 - Knowledge

No merit in manipulating TripAdvisor reviews: $3 million fine issued by court

#Competition & Consumer Law

The $3 million fine issued to Meriton this month by the Federal Court might be a wake-up call to other businesses to consider their management and interaction with online review websites.