Nick is a senior associate in the Media and Content team, within the IPTech practice and acts on a variety of commercial, advisory and litigious matters. Nick advises and represents a range of clients in the media and publishing, IT, communications, and FMCG industries, including in relation to intellectual property (with a strong focus on copyright) and advertising law. Acting for licensees in the Copyright Tribunal has been a significant part of his practice in the last several years.
Prior to joining Baker McKenzie he worked in-house at NineMSN, now Nine Digital.
Nick's work also focuses on copyright enforcement strategies in a digital context, and he has represented a range of international and domestic rightsholders in anti-piracy proceedings.
Representative Legal Matters
Acting for Meltwater Australia in Application by Meltwater Australia Pty Ltd against Copyright Agency Limited CT 2 of 2017, Copyright Tribunal of Australia proceedings in relation to factually and legally complex copyright licensing issues. After a significant success for the licensees at first instance, Copyright Agency's appeal to the Full Federal Court was dismissed in July 2022.
Acting for Network Ten/the Paramount Global group in relation to the Paramount + streaming service in relation to APRA AMCOS' rights in musical works, granted under a proposed licence scheme which is now before the Copyright Tribunal (proceeding CT 1 of 2021). The matter remains ongoing.
Acted for Motion Picture Association studios, Television Broadcasts Limited and Madman Entertainment in several copyright "site blocking" anti-piracy actions. This litigation was first in its kind in Australia in a range of respects, and included world first orders disabling pirate set top box devices.
Ongoing pre-publication advice in respect to defamation, contempt, copyright, suppression orders, and non-publication legislation to various Australian media outlets.
Advises rightsholders in relation to novel copyright enforcement strategies in Australia including targeting pirate set top box operators and criminal enforcement.
Advising on consumer law and trade practices compliance.
Drafting commercial agreements for a range of media and technology clients for a variety of purposes.
Advertisement clearance (print, broadcast and radio) and advising on compliance with consumer, trade mark and copyright law and applicable advertising codes.
- Winner, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, 30 Under 30, 2018
- Media and Entertainment Rising Star, Legal 500
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Law Society of New South Wales - Member
- CAMLA Young Lawyers Committee - Member (2017-2018)
- Volunteer Solicitor, Marrickville Legal Centre Youth Legal Service
- Refugee Advice and Casework Service
- High Court of Australia~Australia (2016)
- New South Wales~Australia (2015)
- University of Sydney (LLB)
- University of Sydney (BA Media and Communications)