Allison Manvell

Allison Manvell

Special Counsel
Baker & McKenzie


Allison Manvell is a special counsel in the Technology, Communications and Commercial, and Media & Content, teams at Baker McKenzie. Allison works across Baker McKenzie's Sydney and Brisbane offices. Allison has more than ten years' experience advising on commercial and regulatory matters across a range of industries with a particular focus on digital media, technology, broadcasting and content licensing and regulation. Allison has also spent time on client secondment within the media industry. She is a member of the Communications and Media Law Association and she speaks and presents regularly on legal issues relevant to convergence and digital media.

Practice Focus

Allison works with a range of clients including digital media platforms, broadcasters, content providers and other digital media companies. She also assists software and other technology vendors and customers, advertising agencies, sporting organisations, industry groups and a variety of service providers. Allison has extensive experience in preparing advice on a broad range of commercial issues, particularly on copyright, privacy and regulatory issues in the communications and media industries. She also routinely assists with drafting a variety of commercial agreements and documentation including content licences, production agreements, film and other content distribution agreements, technology licences, supply agreements, services agreements, privacy arrangements, advertising arrangements and consumer terms.


  • New South Wales~Australia (2006)


  • University of Sydney (2005)
  • University of Queensland (1998)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • Hong Kong


Editorial Panel, Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, current 

Co-editor, Journal for the Australian and New Zealand Societies for Computers and the Law, 2007-2009

Co-author, “Regulation of Content Service Providers,” Communications Law and Policy in Australia


Presenter, “Promoting the local: regulation of local media in a converged environment,” Network Insight Communications Policy and Research Forum, 2011

Co-presenter, “Rethinking regulation of Convergent Media – an international perspective,” Network Insight Communications Policy and Research Forum, 2010

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