Andrew Hynd is a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial group, with specialist experience in information technology, data and privacy, and procurement and probity.
Andrew has over 20 years’ experience acting for a range of public and private sector organisations on IT projects, especially software as a service, and privacy and data advice. More than three quarters of his work has been acting for government clients at the local, state and federal level. 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 advises clients on software licensing and support contracts, ICT services and cloud computing and offers clients a wealth of expertise and a strong commercial focus on all aspects of ICT projects.
Andrew is very experienced in government ICT 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 assists clients in the start-up ecosystem, providing initial advice on structuring, IP protection, fund raising and funding agreements, NDAs and employment arrangements, regulatory issues and services agreements.
He is part of the Holding Redlich team that was appointed to the Government’s procurement and probity panel, and is co-presenter of Holding Redlich’s procurement seminar series. Andrew is an experienced presenter, having delivered training to Queensland Health, the Department of Education and the Department of Housing and Public Works and others on various topics, including QITC, privacy (including seminars in Logan, Ipswich, Toowoomba and Townsville), drones and blockchain. He has also presented on legal issues in IT as a guest lecturer to the UQ MBA course, and is co-author of the Australian chapter on Public Procurement in the International Comparative Legal Guide 2019, and author of the Australian chapter on Cybersecurity for the GDR Insights Handbook 2023.
Andrew is recognised in the 2019 to 2022 editions of Doyle's Guide as a recommended Technology, Media & Telecommunications lawyer in Queensland and in the 2023 edition Doyle's Guide as a leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications lawyer in Queensland. He has also been listed in the Best Lawyers in Australia 2020 to 2024 editions for the area of Information Technology Law, including Lawyer of the Year 2023 for ICT Law in Brisbane.
Andrew’s experience includes the following:
03 October 2023 - Knowledge
#Government, #Procurement, #Technology, Media & Telecommunications
With the Queensland Information Technology Contracting (QITC) framework now well established, it is timely to look at the some of the key issues that can arise for government when using the framework.
16 August 2022 - Knowledge
#Government, #Data & Privacy
In this edition, we highlight some of the significant changes proposed to Queensland’s Information Privacy Act, which include revising the ‘personal information’ definition and a new mandatory data breach reporting scheme.
13 July 2022 - Knowledge
#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Data & Privacy
We discuss the SOCI Act’s timeframes for compliance and when certain obligations under the legislation begin applying to your business.
07 Dec 23 - Brisbane
Join our Brisbane Construction, Infrastructure & Projects team as they count down the construction cases that mattered in 2023. Our presenters will look at the facts of each case, the decision, the lessons to be learnt and what they mean in a practical sense for the industry as we move into 2024.
07 Dec 23
To help you understand greenwashing and the regulatory risks associated with non-compliance, Partner, Joanne Jary will discuss the risks, law and enforcement action examples to learn from. While with mandatory sustainability reporting on the way, Partner, Vanessa Maruna will discuss sustainability in the ports sector, proposed reporting standards and what ports need to do to be ready for the mandatory reporting.