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Angela Flannery | Partner | Sydney

Technology, Media & Communications, Corporate & Commercial, Regulatory

T: +61 2 8083 0448

E: angela.flannery@holdingredlich.com

Angela is a partner in Holding Redlich’s national Corporate and Commercial group. Angela has more than 20 years’ experience as both a partner in private practice and in senior Commonwealth Government roles. She has broad ranging commercial law expertise, with a particular focus on telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) law, acting for clients in transactional and regulatory matters, including in telecommunications services and broader ICT contractual arrangements, regulatory reviews and cybersecurity and privacy audits and reviews. Angela has extensive knowledge of the regulatory framework governing the communications sector in Australia, including relating to telecommunications infrastructure, spectrum regulation, consumer regulation (including privacy) and the changing regulation in the media and content areas.

In her time at Holding Redlich, Angela has advised clients in relation to, amongst other matters:

  • the implications of the proposed reform of radiocommunications legislation in Australia
  • submissions to Government Senate Committee inquiries
  • telecommunications financing transactions and contracts for the delivery of telecommunications and ICT services.

While in the Department of Communications and the Arts, Angela’s experience included:

  • acting in the restructure of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in 2013-14 to move from a Fibre to the Premises (FttP) rollout to a rollout using a mix of technologies, including negotiations on behalf of the Government for revised arrangements with Telstra and Optus, including the acquisition of their Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC) networks and negotiations with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
  • responsibility for the Department’s implementation of the Government’s deregulation agenda, with the aim of ensuring regulation in the broader communications sector (covering media, telecommunications, spectrum and the internet) is appropriate in a constantly changing global communications environment
  • responsibility for policy advice to Government on telecommunications consumer protections regulation
  • management of tenders, including for services relating to Australia’s Triple Zero services
  • general management of the Department’s grants and procurements functions.

Angela’s experience in private practice prior to her time at Holding Redlich included:

  • acting in a substantial number of private equity transactions, across a number of sectors including healthcare, technology and transport, for example, acting in the Ventura acquisition of Grenda (transport), the management acquisition of SCF Group (shipping containers), KKR’s unsuccessful bid for Healthscope (health services) and Navis Capital’s acquisition of Retail Apparel Group (retail menswear).
  • acting in a number of significant TMT sector financings and restructurings, including for the financiers to Austar prior to its acquisition by Foxtel, the financiers to PowerTel, the financiers to OneTel and the initial financiers of the Australia Japan Cable project.

In addition, since mid 2013 Angela has acted as the pro bono general counsel for Opportunity International Australia, a not-for-profit organisation operating in the area of microfinance.

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