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Latest Case

Advising on market-changing divestments September 25, 2018

Maddocks  acted for the founder of Australia’s largest private pilot training school, Soar Aviation, on the group’s 50 percent sale to Australian private equity investor The Growth Fund. Soar Aviation was started in 2012 by … Continued

Latest News

Strong signals: Maddocks advises on television broadcast services outsourcing October 10, 2018

Wednesday 10 October 2018 Maddocks has advised NPC Media on its deal to provide playout services for Southern Cross Austereo’s 105 television broadcast signals through NPC Media’s new playout centre. NPC Media is a joint … Continued

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When being natural can be misleading: recent consideration of organic product claims October 15, 2018

Recent decisions by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Federal Court of Appeal have demonstrated that it can be a fine line between branding and product claims: with a wrong step amounting to … Continued

Brendan Tomlinson Partner

Background

Brendan advises on IT transactions of all types and sizes, including large scale, complex outsourcing and integration projects, cloud-based offerings, data analytics and software licensing and development agreements. He also assists on IP protection and commercialisation, digital marketing and content, social media, sponsorships, privacy and cyber-security.

During his career, Brendan has practised at top tier law-firms and in-house at IBM, where he managed the Law Department Services Team, advising on bids, disputes, large strategic outsourcing and a range of IT offerings and issues. He has also held the role of Senior Legal Counsel at British Telecom in London.

Relevant experience

  • IBM – Acting on a very large (over $0.5 billion) competitive bid for a federal government client in Canberra, working closely with the sales team, pricers, technology subject matter experts and architects, executives and the global legal community. Completing major contracts with leading customers from a range of industries, including telecommunications, construction, air travel and banking.
  • WorleyParsons – developing IT procurement precedents and assisting to establish the company’s global IT contracting processes.
  • Westpac – negotiating a major data centre build and services agreement and assisting with a complex partial in-sourcing of a long-standing business processing and IT services arrangement.
  • Commonwealth Bank – as part of the Bank’s push into on-demand / cloud-based IT-service procurement, re-working major data storage and software agreements into as-a-Service arrangements. Acting on the Bank’s mainframe tender. Assisting in negotiations to supply an online share trading platform to leading financial institutions.
  • numerous digital content distribution deals for companies such as EMI, British Telecom, Vodafone, Jaxsta, Channel Nine and HBO.
  • successfully resolving a number of major IT and IP disputes.