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Providing innovative procurement solutions for local government projects April 20, 2018

We advised City of Casey on the procurement process of the Bunjil Place Project. Bunjil Place is a $125 million civic and cultural precinct for the City of Casey, encompassing an 800-seat theatre and 200-seat … Continued

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In good hands: Maddocks advises on physio business acquisition April 11, 2018

Wednesday 11 April 2018 Maddocks has advised Zenitas Healthcare Limited on its acquisition of the Agewell Physiotherapy business. Agewell is a mobile physiotherapy provider servicing residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and communities in New … Continued

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The right to use plans prepared by a design consultant: the devil is in the detail April 11, 2018

When a design consultant (such as an architect or engineer) brings their plans or designs into material form, copyright will usually subsist in those documents as an artistic work. The designer owns that copyright unless … Continued

Brendan Tomlinson Special Counsel

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.