Brendan Coady

Partner and Sector Leader - Technology

About Brendan

Brendan is the Technology Sector Leader and specialises in technology, telecommunications and intellectual property. He advises telecom companies, technology developers, communications infrastructure companies and government agencies on a wide spectrum of commercial and regulatory matters.

Brendan was named as the winner of the Telecommunications Award for Australia at the International Law Office Client Choice Awards for 2018, 2015, 2013 and 2012. He is also recognised as a leading lawyer in the areas of TMT and IP by legal directories, including Asia Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Global, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.

Experience

  • Aristocrat Technologies

    Acting for Aristocrat Technologies in relation to a range of transactions relating to its extensive intellectual property portfolio.

  • Optus

    Advising on their successful application to join judicial review proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia, seeking to uphold the ACCC's determinations that Telstra reduce the primary prices it charges for fixed line services to other telecommunications service providers (such as Optus).

  • Macquarie Telecom

    Advising on their strategic alliance with nbn, establishing nbn as their ‘preferred access network’ or ‘provider of choice’.

  • Competitive Carriers Coalition

    Assisting to prepare submissions to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on their response to nbn Co’s proposed variation to its special access undertaking (SAU) to implement the multi-technology mix (MTM) model (with reference to connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) pricing and competition issues).

  • BAI Communications

    Advising on aspects of its new agreement for the transmission of Network 10’s free-to-air broadcast channels: 10, 10 Bold, and 10 Peach.

  • "The breadth and depth of his experience in our sector allows him to think across issues quickly"

    Chambers Asia Pacific

  • "Has an excellent and in-depth understanding of the telecoms industry and the telco regulatory regime in Australia"

    Chambers Asia Pacific

  • "He is good at thinking 'outside the square' and coming up with alternative solutions to problems"

    Chambers Asia Pacific

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