Awards & Recognition

  • Ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific Guide for Government and TMT: Information Technology, 2023

About Anthony

Anthony is recognised as one of Australia's leading government lawyers, with expertise in commercial, contracting, technology and IP matters. He has advised on some of Australia's largest commercial and government transactions, including leading the tender and contract development and negotiations for a number of multi-billion dollar Australian Government procurements.

Anthony is recognised as a highly skilled negotiation strategist and lead negotiator for major projects. He has advised on major contract disputes, prepared numerous template contract documents and advises on IP and technology matters.


  • Technology
    Principal legal advisor to Defence CIO Group on the JP9711-1 Core Simulation Capability Procurement, the Data Centre Migration Project and the first stage of the Next Generation Desktop Project, including in each case advising on the structuring, source selection process and request for tender (RFT) and contract drafting, negotiations and finalisation.
  • Acquisition
    Principal legal advisor to Defence Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group on the AU$1B LAND2072 Phase 2B Battlefield Communications Network acquisition project, the AU$3B JP2048 Amphibious Ships project, the A$3.7B AIR 9000 Additional Troop Lift Helicopter project and the AU$1.3B AIR 87 Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter Acquisition project, including in each case advising on the structuring and source selection process, contract drafting and negotiations and subsequent contract implementation, dispute management and various re-negotiations
  • Corporate & commercial
    Advising Health on agreements with the States and Territories to implement the Real Time Prescription Monitoring system within the National Data Exchange, agreements with MedicineWise, Quantium, the Pharmacy Guild, IBM and many others.
  • Intellectual property
    Advising several statutory Australian Government R&D corporations (including GRDC, LWA, HIAL, SRA, RIRDC, CRDC, FWPA and FRDC) on commercial and IP aspects of their operations including developing IP policies, developing IP registers and drafting in excess of 80 standard form consultancy, research and licensing agreements over a 25 year period.
  • Corporate & commercial
    Drafting and negotiating numerous complex multi-party contracts for Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia, including Commonwealth-State/Territory-Industry cost sharing arrangements for emergency animal, plant and aquatic diseases.
  • "Anthony Willis is focused on getting done what we need to get done. Sometimes my requests have been quite unreasonable and he has delivered."

    Client feedback to Chambers Asia Pacific

  • "Acknowledged as a market leader and a significant practitioner"

    Chambers Asia Pacific

  • "The single most impressive lawyer I have worked with"

    Chambers Asia Pacific

  • "Expertise in highly complex contracts from both a legal and a wider commercial perspective"

    Chambers Asia Pacific

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