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Expertise

Angela is a partner in Holding Redlich’s Corporate and Commercial group. Angela has over 20 years’ experience as a partner in private practice and in senior Australian Federal Government roles including roles as General Counsel and First Assistant Secretary at the Department of Communications and the Arts. She has broad commercial law expertise in both transactional and regulatory matters, with a focus on telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) as well as privacy and cyber security.

Angela is the Asia Pacific Regional Forum Liaison Officer and Website Officer of the Communications Law Committee, International Bar Association. She is also a member of the Law Council of Australia, Media and Communications Committee and the Australian management committee for the International Institute of Communications.

Experience

In her time at Holding Redlich, Angela has acted in a broad range of matters, including acting for the following:

  • telecommunications companies in providing advice on regulatory compliance, including regarding spectrum licensing, carrier licensing, carrier powers and immunities and compliance with data retention requirements
  • other communications companies in advising on compliance with regulatory regimes, including content regulation, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) licensing requirements and other ACMA engagement
  • clients in making submissions to Government consultation processes and applying for Government grants
  • government agencies in investigations and regulatory enforcement
  • government agencies and corporates in negotiating telecommunications and IT services contracts
  • communications infrastructure suppliers in negotiating contracts for fixed line and mobile infrastructure delivery
  • corporates regarding compliance with the Competition and Consumer Act, including competition issues relating to telecommunications, technology and ad tech
  • corporates in establishing cyber security frameworks and privacy policies
  • corporates in providing advice regarding digital privacy issues.

Angela is named as both a ‘Thought Leader – Data 2019’ and a ‘Global Leader – Telecoms & Media 2019’ in Who's Who Legal: Australia 2019.

Angela regularly publishes articles, including:

  • Australia’s Digital Platforms Inquiry:  will this lead to a revolution in the regulation of the internet?, Internet Law Bulletin, 2019, Vol 21, No. 9.
  • Open banking:  Australia’s consumer data right and the banking sector, Australian Banking & Finance Law Bulletin, 2019, Vol 35, No. 4
  • The right way? Australia's new 'consumer data right', Aug 2018, Digital Business Lawyer
  • Mobile Infrastructure Regulation in Australia: Is Light-Touch Regulation Appropriate?, Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law – 2018 26 AJCCL 33
  • Encrypted electronic communications: how will Australia regulate access? Jul 2017 publication description Practical Law (Thomson Reuters)
  • Australian Government proposals for open banking in Australia: promoting competition and innovation, 2017 Financial Services Newsletter (LexisNexis)
  • Australian Spectrum Reform: A more flexible framework for a valuable asset, 2017 International Bar Association Communications Law Committee Update.

Angela has also recently participated in the following conferences:

  • A panel discussion on “How ready is Australia for the next generation?” at the Annual 5G Business Summit held in Sydney on 25-27 June 2019
  • A panel discussion on “Public Broadcasting:  what’s going on – and what needs to happen?” as organised by the University of Technology Sydney Centre for Media Transition on 5 December 2018
  • Moderator of the panel “Antitrust, regulation and disruption – disruption in technology” at the 2019 Annual International Bar Association Communications and Competition Conference.

Publications

19 August 2019 - Knowledge

HealthEngine: The intersection of privacy and consumer protection

#Competition & Consumer Law, #Data & Privacy

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has announced that it had commenced legal proceedings in the Federal Court against the online platform, HealthEngine Pty Ltd alleging that a number of its practices constitute misleading and deceptive conduct in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.

26 June 2019 - Knowledge

Is Australia ready for 5G: A new government and a new approach to spectrum regulation?

#Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Now that the dust has settled on the recent federal election, we take a look at where we are in relation to the roll out of 5G in Australia.

26 February 2019 - Knowledge

Blowing the whistle: New Commonwealth laws provide additional protections for Australian whistleblowers

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018, which has been passed by Australia’s Parliament but is yet to receive Royal Assent, expands and strengthens the protections for Australian whistleblowers seeking to expose corporate misconduct.