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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.

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 a Data Expert in the Who’s Who Legal Data 2019 Guide and as a leading Australian lawyer in Who’s Who Legal: Australia 2019.

Publications

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.

18 February 2019 - Knowledge

ACCC Chair’s insights: The Digital Platforms Inquiry

#Technology, Media & Telecommunications

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Digital Platforms Inquiry - a broad look at the impact of digital platforms like Facebook and Google on Australia’s media and advertising markets and the supply of journalism - has the potential to have wide-reaching ramifications on the communications sector.