In today’s world, technological innovation and disruption have become the new norms for business. To stay ahead, businesses must embrace change by being agile and innovative.
Our technology clients range from tech start-ups to market-leading multinational technology suppliers. We act for a diverse range of private sector clients, as well as government agencies in the acquisition of technology and digital assets.
The breadth of our legal expertise and our deep industry knowledge adds significant value to our clients operating in this ever-changing and dynamic field.
Our capability includes advising on, and implementing complex cross-border technology-based transactions, assisting tech start-ups through our ‘Frank’ program, acting in complex and high-profile media rights transactions, advising on all aspects of data protection, responding to cyber security incidents, advising on regulatory issues relating to cryptocurrencies and liaising with government and regulators on blockchain and the taxation of digital assets.
At Hall & Wilcox, we live and breathe technology in our day-to-day practice. We embrace the philosophy of delivering Smarter Law, which challenges us to implement technology in the delivery of legal services.
We advise and assist clients on the full suite of technology-related transactions and projects. This includes digital transformation projects, technology service agreements, streaming agreements, cloud, software-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service agreements and transactions, data rights agreements, agile agreements, vehicle telematics solutions, e-commerce platform agreements, mobile app development agreements, telecommunications agreements, software licence agreements and software development agreements and terms and conditions.
Our team regularly advise on structuring and negotiating commercial technology driven or technology based sale and purchase agreements, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, corporate advisory and board advice, compliance and related regulatory advice.
In 2018 and 2019, Hall & Wilcox was named a winner in Accenture Legal’s Outside Counsel Value Award program, which recognises and acknowledges the outstanding contributions of Accenture’s preferred outside counsel firms around the world.
We advise numerous clients on complex, high-value, high-profile and strategically important media rights transactions and major sponsorship agreements. Our media rights team is ranked in Chambers and Legal 500.
We assist clients on the full range of privacy and data privacy issues affecting commerce, including regulatory and compliance obligations, cloud and outsourcing arrangements, privacy impact assessments, complaints for breaches of privacy and access to information requests. We can advise on online privacy and terms and conditions, privacy policies and compliance documents, management and employee training programs, privacy breach complaints and access to information requests, preparing submissions and responses to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and advice on compliance with changes to privacy laws.
We have developed a comprehensive cyber incident management solution covering the whole life-cycle of cyber security risk, including front-end assessment, detection and protection services, and incident response and management services. HW Rampart is at the forefront of cybersecurity and can protect your business against the serious financial, legal and reputational risks imposed by cybercrime.
Blockchain and Fintech
Globalisation is one of the driving forces behind this digital technology, with consumers, businesses and governments expecting fast, reliable and secure ways of storing and transferring critically important data. Our Financial Services and Tax experts are emerging as one of Australia’s leading teams in the developing Blockchain and Fintech market. We advise on establishing cryptocurrency funds, digital currency exchanges, anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Security Token Offerings (STOs), online payment and banking systems, tax structures, income tax and GST relating to digital assets.
Powered by Hall & Wilcox, Frank is a dedicated start-up practice that supports entrepreneurs with practical and responsive business solutions.
Technology and digital| 19 Jun 2020
Fighting the coronavirus with Artificial Intelligence: how to solve IP issues on the way to a vaccine
The scale and intensity of the COVID-19 pandemic have demanded urgent solutions to the problems of detection, diagnosis, treatment and support for front-line healthcare workers. Unsurprisingly, artificial intelligence or AI has been enlisted to find these solutions, with some notable early successes. Our Technology and Intellectual Property team examines the progress we have made so far and addresses how researchers can claim intellectual property protection over AI-generated solutions to problems created by COVID-19.
Thinking| 22 May 2020
The close relationship between intellectual property and innovation is no secret. Intellectual property rights can promote innovation, including by protecting innovators. In celebration of the recent World Intellectual Property Day, with the theme of 'innovation for a green future', we reflect on the role intellectual property can play in contributing to environmental sustainability.
Technology and digital| 07 May 2020
In response to the challenges created by COVID-19, the Federal Government has announced temporary changes to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) regarding electronic signing and document execution. Our Technology and Digital Economy team explains how the changes will make it easier for companies to undertake electronic and remote execution of agreements and other documents.
Cybersecurity| 08 Apr 2020
Our latest client webinar covered cybersecurity issues. Remote access technology has enabled many businesses to allow employees to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic but it does create risks. Our experts examine what your business can do now to protect your systems.