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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

Sean Field Special Counsel

Background

Sean is a commercial and corporate lawyer specialising in technology, intellectual property, contracting and procurement and M&A transactions in the technology sector.

Sean has extensive experience in:

  • drafting and negotiating technology agreements of all types including outsourcing, services, licensing, maintenance and support, reseller, service level and escrow agreements
  • structuring, documenting and negotiating acquisitions in the technology sector, including asset purchases, share purchases and joint ventures
  • restructuring technology providers and commercialising technology and IP
  • assisting and advising clients generally on technology and intellectual property issues.

Sean also assists clients with director and shareholder disputes and disputes with suppliers, including conducting mediations and negotiating settlements.

Legal expertise

  • Contract law
  • IT outsourcing
  • Information technology and intellectual property
  • Tendering and procurement
  • M&A in the technology sector
  • Disputes and dispute settlements.

Relevant experience

  • Optus – documenting and negotiating IT and telco outsourcing deals with Optus’s corporate clients; advising Optus on its systems acquisitions contracts, including SingTel/Optus group-wide master procurement agreements.
  • Myer Stores – advising Myer on the renovation of its online systems, including negotiating supply and licence agreements with key vendors.
  • Verizon Australia Pty Ltd – advising on Verizon’s services agreement with the Department of Defence for the acquisition of the Defence High Availability Internet Gateway System (HAIGS).
  • Northrop Grumman M5 Networks – negotiation of supply agreements and subcontracts; advising on JP2047 subcontract.
  • Superpartners – probity advice on Superpartners’ NEXTGEN tender process; advising on Clearing House Services Agreement with one of Australia’s premier banks.
  • SIDS Council – providing pro bono advice to the National SIDS Council on its acquisition of a bereavement services website.
  • Grains Research and Development Corporation (Commonwealth) – drafting R&D Alliance Agreement.
  • Blackbay Limited – negotiating supply and support agreements with large corporates such as Australian Air Express, Australia Post, NRMA and DHL.
  • Goulburn-Murray Rural Water Corporation (G-MW) – negotiating supply, licensing and maintenance and support agreements for G-MW’s irrigation channel control systems.