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Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Contractual disputes: David has represented numerous organisations (both claimants and defendants) in contractual disputes in a wide range of areas including joint ventures, shareholder disputes, offtake agreements, distributorships, sale and purchase agreements, service agreements, and IT contracts.
Corporations Act: David is acting for clients in relation to proceedings commenced under the Corporations Act, including claims relating to directors' duties and oppression, as well as statutory derivative actions.
Public companies: David has advised and represented public companies in relation to commercial disputes, statutory interpretation, challenges to local, State and Commonwealth decision-making by way of judicial review proceedings, access to information, risk management and legal compliance programmes.
See Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Management of intellectual property rights: David advises on, and drafts, licensing, assignment and royalty agreements relating to intellectual property rights.
Copyright infringement: David has advised and represented numerous organisations in disputes involving allegations of copyright infringement.
Trademark infringement: David has advised and represented numerous organisations (claimants and defendants) in disputes involving allegations of trade mark infringement, misleading and deceptive conduct and passing off.
Patent infringement: David has advised and represented organisations in disputes involving allegations of patent infringement in both Australia and in conjunction with firms in other jurisdictions.
Intellectual Property Ownership: David has represented various organisations in disputes over the ownership of intellectual property.
Confidentiality: David has advised and represented various parties (claimants and defendants) in relation to the misuse of confidential information, including cases involving former directors and employees and competing businesses.
See Intellectual Property
Telecommunications, Media and Technology
IT contracts: David has advised and represented various parties in relation to IT and e-commerce contracts, including the negotiation and drafting of high-value software licences for proprietary software.
Financial services regulation
David advises financial services licensees on their obligations under the Corporations Act and relevant market operating rules, and in relation to investigations being conducted by regulators (such as ASIC) and enforcement agencies (such as the Australian Crime Commission and the Australia Federal Police).
See Telecommunications, Media and Technology
David assists clients with respect to their obligations under the Privacy Act, the preparation and maintenance of privacy policies, the conducting of privacy audits and the implementing of policies and procedures to facilitate compliance with the Privacy Act.
David advises clients on their use (and their employees' use) of social media generally, or where unlawful content has been posted on social media.
See Social Media