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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Latest Case

Assisting the Commonwealth Government in drafting and negotiating major agreements June 23, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Department of Health on the drafting and negotiation of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (the 6CPA) with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Since 1990, the Government and the Pharmacy Guild have … Continued

Latest News

Energy prices are too high: can nothing be done to bring them down? September 8, 2017

On Tuesday 5 September 2017, Maddocks hosted a presentation and panel discussion by the Grattan Institute focusing on the topical issue of energy prices – particularly, the fact that prices are rising and mechanisms that can … Continued

Latest Article

ACCC launches first B2B unfair contract terms action September 12, 2017

On 6 September 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against one of Australia’s largest privately-owned waste management companies, JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd. This case is … Continued

Robert Gregory Partner

Background

Robert is an experienced commercial lawyer who focusses on advising and acting for Australian and international government and corporate clients in the following key areas:

  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Advertising, Brands and Marketing
  • Competition (anti-trust) and Consumer Law

His clients operate in or regulate market sectors including telecommunications, media and technology, energy, education, health, financial services, property, retail and not-for-profit.

Legal expertise

  • Complex Technology Transactions – drafting and advising on IT system (including hardware and/or software) tenders, supply and financing contracts, dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Online businesses and contracting, including protection and exploitation of media and other IP rights in the online and converged environment
  • Personal privacy, data protection, statutory secrecy and cyber security
  • Internet governance and regulation
  • Intellectual Property – copyright, confidentiality agreements, trade marks and patents – protection, commercialisation, IP due diligence investigation
  • Competition and Consumer Law – advising on all aspects of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and responding to investigations by the ACCC and other regulators
  • Corporate and Commercial law: sales and acquisitions of businesses, assets (particularly IP and IT assets), shares and units; corporate and asset (particularly IP asset) structuring advice; general Corporations Act 2001 compliance and general commercial advice
  • Commonwealth legislative and administrative power.

Relevant experience

  • Advising businesses and Federal, State and Local government departments on outsourcing, ICT and related services procurement and development including tendering and ICT procurement dispute avoidance and resolution strategies and non-litigious dispute resolution
  • Advising the Victorian Department of Justice on its outsourcing arrangements for the Victorian Infringement Management System and Enforcement Management System
  • Advising education sector regulators, public universities and private education providers on education sector regulatory compliance and investigations; ICT procurement, dispute avoidance and resolution; IP protection and commercialisation
  • Advising professional sporting bodies and arts institutions on media rights protection and exploitation, sponsorship and commercial contracts
  • Advising public and private hospitals and health sector businesses in relation to ICT procurement, dispute avoidance and resolution; patient privacy and health records compliance & research arrangements; IP protection and commercialisation
  • Advising a multinational consumer telecommunications equipment provider regarding tap and go payment services
  • Advising financial services providers and Fintech businesses regarding online payment system products and compliance
  • Advising .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) on the governance and operation of the .au Domain Name System
  • Brand protection (including trade mark registration, licensing and enforcement)
  • Advising startup businesses in a range of sectors on establishment, fundraising, customer and supplier engagement, brand development and protection.

Recognition

  • Listed in the 2016 edition of Doyle’s Guide a recommended Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyer.
  • Recognised in the 2016 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific in the category of Technology, Media & Telecommunications.
  • Recognised in the 2015 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific in the category of Intellectual property.