About Brendan

Brendan 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, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.

Brendan is ranked in the Chambers Asia Pacific 2023 guide for TMT: Information Technology, and recommended by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 guide for his work in IT & Telecommunications.


  • Optus

    Acting for Optus on a series of major outsourcing and procurement transactions in relation to the development and maintenance of the Optus network.

  • Macquarie Telecom

    Advising Macquarie Telecom on a range of telecommunications regulatory issues and acting for Macquarie Telecom on business critical contractual arrangements with nbn Co.

  • Commpete

    Advising Commpete, an alliance of dynamic digital communications companies, on regulatory issues and assisting to draft submissions to regulatory inquiries and industry forums.

  • BAI Communications

    Advising BAI Communications, a global leader in the design, construction and operation of communications infrastructure on communications regulatory issues including assisting BAI to obtain its Australian telecommunications carrier licence.

  • CASA Systems (formerly Netcomm Wireless)

    Acting on the negotiation of business critical agreements for the supply of networking equipment to nbn Co, including negotiating interoperability arrangements with other network equipment suppliers.

  • The Black Dog Institute

    Providing pro-bono advice to the Black Dog Institute, an independent not-for-profit medical research institute focussed on mental health on a wide range of intellectual property matters relating to collaborative research and development of new products and initiatives.

  • "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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