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Adrian J. Lawrence

Baker & McKenzie


Adrian Lawrence is the head of the Firm's Asia Pacific Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group. He is a partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie where he advises on media, intellectual property and information technology, providing advice in relation to major issues relating to the online and offline media interests. He is recognised as a leading Australian media and telecommunications lawyer.

Practice Focus

Adrian's practice focuses on advising on online and offline media interests including digital copyright, data and information transfer, content and advertising regulation, consumer protection, defamation, online payment systems and transaction engines, online gambling, website risk minimisation measures, online security and cryptography, securities licensing, and trade marks and domain names.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acting as longstanding counsel to some of Australia's leading online networks.

  • Advising major international suppliers on their integration into the Australian market.

  • Acting on large-scale intellectual property disputes relating to software development and implementation for major software vendors. 

  • Acting for a number of major Australian banks on its major information technology and ecommerce sourcing projects. 

  • Acting on multi-billion dollar outsourcing projects. 

  • Advising major Australian and foreign companies on software licensing arrangements.


  • New South Wales~Australia (1997)


  • University of Sydney (2000)
  • University of Sydney (1995)
  • University of Sydney (1993)


  • English
  • French
  • German