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 Best Lawyers as a leading practitioner for:
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.
27 Feb 19 to 11 Dec 19 - Sydney
This series will equip you with the knowledge and tools to buy and/or sell better, will ensure you remain compliant in this increasingly regulated environment, and will maximise your chances of success and beat off the competition.
27 August 2019 - Knowledge
#Competition & Consumer Law, #Intellectual Property
There are only weeks left before important changes to the long-standing intellectual property exemption from restrictive trade practices come into effect. The latest update from the ACCC outlines the red flags to consider now.
30 July 2019 - Knowledge
#Competition & Consumer Law, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Australia’s consumer watchdog has called on the Federal Government to rein in the significant market power of digital media giants, Google and Facebook in its Digital Platforms Inquiry final report released on 26 July 2019.
28 May 2019 - Knowledge
#Technology, Media & Telecommunications
As artificial intelligence regulation develops, businesses entering AI contracts must confront legal and ethical considerations head on. Currently, a range of AI governance frameworks are being rolled out. Last month CSIRO’s Data61 released a discussion paper on AI, which included a proposed ethics framework.