Rob is the firm's Education Sector leader and commercial lawyer who advises Australian and international government, universities, education providers and regulators in relation to technology, media and telecommunications, advertising, brands and marketing, competition (anti-trust) and consumer law. Rob has advised on a broad range of technology and corporate governance matters, including technological solutions, IP, outsourcing arrangements, licensing, procurement, trade practices and sustainability and climate change.
As well as education sector organisations, Rob advises clients from the IT, media, professional sporting, telecommunications, energy, health, and government sectors.
Complex technology contracts and transactions
Advising private and public sector clients on outsourcing, ICT and related services procurement and development including tendering and ICT procurement dispute avoidance and resolution strategies and non-litigious dispute resolution.
Advertising, brands and marketing
Advising on media rights protection and exploitation, sponsorship and commercial contracts, trade mark registration and enforcement, and Consumer Law compliance.
Competition (anti-trust), regulation and Consumer Law
Advising regulators, public and private sector organisations on regulatory compliance under a range of regulatory schemes, including the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
Privacy and data security
Advising in relation to all aspects of privacy and data protection compliance.
Advising in relation of copyright and trade mark protection and licensing, and commercialisation of research product. Acting in relation to and other IP transactions and due diligence investigations of IP assets.
Advising on acquisitions in the education sector
A 50/50 joint venture between Swinburne & SEEK provides education qualifications online on behalf of education partners
Maddocks and EduGrowth announce strategic partnership
Maddocks has entered into a strategic partnership with Australia’s education technology and innovation industry hub,...
Maddocks advises one of the world’s largest duty free companies on Australian market entry
Maddocks advised global duty free company Lotte Duty Free Singapore Pte Ltd, on a key acquisition
Doing Business in Australia
Maddocks works with global clients wanting to invest into Australia, as well as Australian clients investing overseas
The vexed issue of academic freedom – will 2021 bring some clarity to the concept?
Do academic or intellectual freedom clauses within enterprise agreements create enforceable rights