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Andrew Hynd practices in our Corporate & Commercial group, specialising in information technology, innovation and procurement.

Andrew has over 20 years’ experience acting for a range of public and private sector organisations on IT projects, especially software licensing, implementation and support, cloud services and privacy and data advice. He is highly regarded for the commercial and pragmatic advice he provides, with a specific focus on strategic procurement and the development, negotiation and implementation of complex contracts. 

Andrew regularly advises local and international clients on privacy compliance issues, as well as a broad range of issues relating to data – including value capture, management, security and breaches. He also advise clients on software licensing and support contracts, ICT services, cloud computing and privacy and data security and offer clients a wealth of expertise and a strong commercial focus on all aspects of ICT projects. 

Andrew is very experienced in government contracting, having advised on the development of the Queensland Information Technology Contracting (QITC) Framework in Queensland and the equivalent framework in New South Wales (Procure IT).
Andrew also assist clients in the startup ecosystem, providing initial advice on structuring, IP protection, fund raising and funding agreements, NDAs and employment arrangements, regulatory issues and services agreements.

Andrew has been listed in the 2019 to 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for Information Technology Law. He is also recognised in the 2019 and 2020 edition of Doyles Guide as a recommended lawyer in Technology, Media & Telecommunications lawyer for Queensland.


Andrew’s experience includes the following:

  • Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation: advising on the procurement of all of its ICT solutions on a software as a service basis, including RFT development and evaluation, and contract development and negotiations
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation: advising on all of its ICT requirements, including major outsourcing arrangements, network infrastructure and parking technology
  • Queensland Government: Advised on the $60M licence and implementation of SAP for the whole of Queensland Government. Restructured the existing licensing model into a new arrangement that it is expected to be significantly easier for the Government to manage and deliver additional value. The implementation involves migrating Government agencies from numerous different existing systems to a standardised SAP system
  • Brisbane City Council: Advised on the Business and Systems Efficiency (BaSE) Project, described by Council as “a business led transformation program leveraging a new enterprise wide technology solution” being one of the “largest business-driven ICT projects ever undertaken” by Council, with a deal value in excess of $300M. Advised Council on commercial strategy, drafted and negotiated a master services agreement covering design, build, infrastructure and support services, and drafted and negotiated licensing and support agreements for core applications
  • NSW Government: Advised the State of NSW on the acquisition of finance and HR/payroll systems from SAP, including a whole of government licensing and maintenance facility, and implementation for NSW Department of Education and Communities. Recently re-engaged to advise on student administration and learning management, and development of an outcomes-driven contract model. Advised on the procurement and transaction strategy, and then drafted and negotiated contracts with a total value of $300M+ with SAP, Accenture and Tribal
  • Origin: Advised on a major business transformation and outsourcing project involving licensing and maintenance of SAP by Origin, as well as separate implementation arrangements under a master services agreement
  • Queensland Health: advised on various ICT projects, including the establishment of a standing offer arrangement for Citrix purchases
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads: advised on various ICT and IP projects, including customer experience surveys and Commonwealth Games GoCard licensing
  • Queensland State Archives: advised on the procurement of a whole of government digital archiving solution, assisting on all aspects of the procurement including EOI advice, participating and advising in an interactive workshop process, and preparing and negotiating contracts in the ITO phase
  • Suncorp: Advising Suncorp Bank on the acquisition of a broad range of cloud services throughout all aspects of its business from Amazon Web Services
  • Sonova Australia: Advising throughout the procurement process for the supply of hearing aid products to the Australian Government
  • Pepper Group: advising on the procurement of various ICT solutions both on traditional licensing terms and on a software as a service basis, including contract development and negotiations with local and overseas vendors.


12 April 2021 - Knowledge

What is your ‘vaccination status’? Privacy obligations for employers collecting their employees’ vaccination information

#Data & Privacy, #Workplace Relations & Safety, #COVID-19

We provide an outline of employers’ obligations under the Australian Privacy Principles when collecting, using, storing, and disclosing information about their employee’s vaccination status.

09 April 2021 - Knowledge

The updated Commonwealth Procurement Rules: An emphasis on SMEs and sustainability

#Government, #Procurement

As 2021 moves full steam ahead, this note provides a quick reminder about some of the key updates to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules that took effect in December 2020. Those updates were largely targeted at making it easier for small and medium businesses to engage with relevant Commonwealth entities but also focus on sustainability.

03 March 2020 - Knowledge

Public procurement laws and regulations in Australia

#Procurement, #Corporate & Commercial Law

The International Comparative Legal Guide to Public Procurement 2020 provides a comprehensive and cohesive analysis and comparison of the public procurement laws in Australia and on a global scale.

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