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Maddocks

TMT

4 ranked lawyersBand 3AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A well-rounded and integrated TMT team advising on telecommunications regulations and technology contracting matters, including large-scale outsourcings. A significant portfolio of government work, acting for Commonwealth and state departments on software licensing and core infrastructure procurement. Notable presence in cyber resilience and data security matters, providing public and private organisations with valued advice on mandatory breach notification laws in Australia.

Strengths

The fact that this is a team whose members are "expert at providing advice to government clients," this attribute including "specific experience and expertise with respect to whole of government contracting for ICT products and services," is seen by more than one interviewee as "a strength which sets Maddocks apart" in the TMT space.

Other key practice assets are identified by a client who reports: "Maddocks is extremely responsive, works well under pressure, does high-quality work and delivers on what is being asked through clear, unambiguous advice that also considers both risks and possible mitigation strategies."

Work highlights

Advised the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on the acquisition, implementation and licensing of a new system which allows for a three-way validation of a credit card holder's identity, in compliance with the latest 3D Secure Authentication protocol.

Notable practitioners

Anthony Willis specialises in the management of procurement and outsourcing mandates for government clients. He offers particularly deep familiarity with contractual matters, having worked on the development of numerous templates and advised on contentious issues in that sphere.

Brendan Coady is particularly well known as an adviser to telecommunications service providers on a wide range of commercial, contractual and regulatory issues. He also advises technology developers, communications infrastructure companies and government agencies.

Caroline Atkins specialises in technology procurement matters, being particularly well known for her handling of large-scale mandates for the Commonwealth government in this sphere, one interviewee noting that her experience in this respect "is probably the best around." The same source reports that she is also "up-to-date with ICT industry developments and innovative in her approach to solving negotiation challenges," while another client calls her "very responsive and knowledgeable, a good communicator and a pleasure to deal with."

Jeff Goodall specialises in the handling of significant procurement and outsourcing mandates for a mix of high-profile corporate and government body clients. He also advises on an extensive range of associated implementation and integration issues.

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Australia

TMT: Information Technology


Anthony Willis
Band 4
Caroline Atkins
Band 3
Jeff Goodall
Band 3

TMT: Telecommunications


Brendan Coady
Band 3