Andrew Hynd is a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial group, with specialist experience 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. 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 startup 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.
Andrew is a member of the Local Government Association of Queensland’s Data Ethics Panel, is recognised in the 2019 to 2022 editions of Doyles’ Guide as a recommended Technology, Media & Telecommunications lawyer in Queensland and has also been listed in the Best Lawyers in Australia 2020 to 2023 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:
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.
12 April 2021 - Knowledge
#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
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.
22 Mar 22 to 09 Nov 22
In this seminar series, we look at the opportunities and issues for major infrastructure projects across a range of sectors, including health, housing and new energy. This seminar series is being offered in our Brisbane office and online. Registration for this seminar series is complimentary and now open.
07 Apr 22 to 10 Nov 22
More than ever, ports are vital nodes for an increasingly complex web of international trade and supply chains. Ports have become an increasing focus for security, environmental and competition regulation and their role and efficiency within global supply chains is being scrutinised by governments and industry alike. At the same time, ports find themselves at the forefront of the development and facilitation of alternative energy sources, often literally acting as the gatekeepers for the inflow of such technology and projects into Australia or out to the rest of the world. This series will look at how Australian ports might navigate these challenges and opportunities in 2022.
10 May 22 to 29 Nov 22
Holding Redlich is pleased to invite you to our 2022 Queensland local government seminar series which we have tailored specifically for mayors, councillors and Queensland local government employees including lawyers, town planners and compliance officers. These seminars will offer you insights, updates and practical tips from our experts on topics which we consider to be particularly relevant for local governments.