Dan is a General Counsel in the Corporate & Commercial section, having retired from the partnership after more than 20 years, many of them spent leading the firm's technology, media and intellectual property practice.
Dan has deep experience advising on all aspects of IT, IP, media and related corporate and regulatory issues, including competition and consumer law, privacy and data governance, broadcasting, defamation and other legislative compliance.
Dan assists clients in these industries with their transactions, contractual negotiations, operational matters and responds to regulator enquiries. This work includes:
Dan also acts for clients in other sectors which are undertaking procurements, branding exercises and other uses of intellectual property and information technology.
Dan is recognised by his peers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2014 to 2024 edition as a leading practitioner for:
Dan is also recognised as a 5-Star Cyber Lawyer by Australasian Lawyers and was listed by Doyle's Guide in their 2021 guide as a recommended lawyer and in the 2023 guide as a leading lawyer in Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law for Victoria.
Dan has extensive experience in advising on a broad range of commercial, IT and IP issues, including on matters such as:
Dan was a founding director of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, a councillor of Screen Producers Australia, and a director of the Melbourne International Film Festival.
Dan is currently a director at the National Communications Museum and a Victorian Councillor for the AIIA.
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.