Jarrod Bayliss McCulloch

Jarrod Bayliss-McCulloch

Special Counsel
Baker & McKenzie


Jarrod Bayliss-McCulloch is a special counsel in the Information Technology & Commercial department at the Melbourne office of Baker McKenzie and advises on major technology-driven transactions and regulatory issues spanning telecommunications, intellectual property, data privacy and consumer law with a particular focus on digital media and new product development. Jarrod joined the Firm in 2009 and his prior experience includes working in strategy consulting and development economics.

Practice Focus

Jarrod’s practice focuses on technology and commercial contracts (including drafting and negotiating master services agreements), product counselling and advising on current and emerging technology regulatory issues spanning data protection, cyber security, consumer law, digital media and content, intellectual property and artificial intelligence. He has recently advised leading international technology, communications and media companies on cross-border product launches, commercial contracting and regulatory issues and also has prior litigation experience in multiple jurisdictions including Australia and Malaysia.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Drafting and negotiating complex agreements including telecommunications network development projects and strategic joint-venture agreements in the telecoms sector, transitional services agreements for technology-driven transactions, master services agreements with major software and systems integration vendors (customer and supplier side), product supply, IP licensing, data transfer and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Delivering complex multi-jurisdictional advice to global clients to support new product development (on an end-to-end basis, including seamless coordination of legal and tax inputs across a full range of potential launch issues) with a focus on innovative and disruptive technologies in the digital media space, often covering in excess of 100 jurisdictions.
  • Advising on intellectual property rights (including copyright and trademarks), regulatory obligations under media and telecommunications laws (including content restrictions) and licensing issues in both advisory and transactional/M&A contexts.
  • Providing practical guidance on consumer law and data protection - including privacy policies, cyber security (including data breach incident response), social media and marketing issues.


  • Victoria~Australia (2011)


  • Monash University (Bachelor of Commerce) (2010)
  • Monash University (LL.B., First Class Honors) (2010)

Previous Offices

  • Sydney
  • London


Speaker, "Business Solutions to Global Poverty: the role of Microfinance," Education Without Borders International Conference, Dubai, March 2009