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Technology Communications & Commercial in Australia

Baker & McKenzie's Technology, Communications & Commercial Group advises market-leading companies in the IT, media and telecommunications sectors on major transactions, complex legal disputes and regulatory issues.

We act on large-scale projects, assisting our clients in negotiations, and setting up the contractual framework for commercial ventures. We are considered the legal counsel of choice for major public and private industry players, advising on major technology, communications and media transactions. We are often engaged to act in court or at other proceedings of both legal and public significance, including regulatory reform programmes.

Our industry knowledge and depth in technology and communications contracts ensures we attract the highest calibre work. Our National Broadband Network working group draws together lawyers from across the Firm's practice groups to provide support to clients in all aspects of this major national infrastructure rollout.

The integrated nature of Baker & McKenzie's global platform means our Australian lawyers draw on the experience of the Firm's leading international technology and communications lawyers from across the globe. In doing this, we offer our clients world-class practice advice in both domestic and cross-border technology and communications law advice.

The introduction of data retention laws for carriers and carriage service providers has been discussed between the Federal Government and the Australian telecommunications industry for more than 10 years. In the context of heightened concerns over national security associated with developments in the Middle East, the Federal Government has decided to act on this issue.

On 30 October 2014, the Federal Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull introduced the Telecommunications Amendment Bill 2014 into the House of Representatives.

Our lawyers summarise Australian regulatory news for October 2014 to keep you informed of the latest regulatory developments affecting the telecommunications sector in Australia.
In March 2014, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) published the Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era Discussion Paper which proposes the introduction of a new tort for serious invasions of privacy.
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