John Dieckmann is a technology lawyer whose practice involves large-scale technology procurement projects (such as business process and technology outsourcings, offshorings, system development and integration projects and managed services agreements), internet and ecommerce matters, data security and privacy issues, software licensing, cloud services agreements and major commercial transactions in the technology sector. 

John also advises regularly on intellectual property and technology issues in significant construction and infrastructure projects, and has considerable expertise in advising on IT transition and separation projects and the intellectual property and technology aspects of M&A transactions.

John holds dual qualifications in law and IT and has advised some of Australia's largest companies, public sector bodies, government departments and technology suppliers on a range of high-profile technology matters. Clients benefit from his practical approach and in-depth understanding of new technology and the IT and telecommunications industries.

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Telecommunications, Media and Technology

NBN Co Ltd: Advising NBN Co on its $1.1bn wireless procurement project, involving agreements with Ericsson Australia for the design, deployment, operation and maintenance of an advanced LTE wireless network to service parts of the country not serviced by NBN Co’s fibre or satellite networks.

 

Major Australian Bank: John has advised one of Australia's biggest banks since 2005 on a variety of significant technology projects, including the procurement of elements of the bank’s core banking systems, a SaaS (software as a service) agreement for mortgage application processing; a master services agreement covering the procurement of IT consulting services, enterprise mainframe software licensing agreements, hardware procurement and leasing agreements; and the development of numerous technology procurement template agreements.

 

Major Australian pharmaceutical company: John advised this company on a number of IT procurement projects over recent years, including negotiating contracts for the design and implementation of an SAP-based financial reporting system, advising on its procurement of ERP systems and advising on agreements with a provider of an SaaS-based solution for the management and conduct of clinical trials.

 

Major telecommunications company: assisted in the negotiation of wholesale carriage arrangements as part of the company's transition from reseller to fully integrated MVNO, and advised on the procurement of OSS and BSS systems to facilitate the establishment of its fully integrated mobile virtual network, including system design and procurement agreements, customer agreements and associated regulatory issues, as well as standard forms of agreement and marketing and advertising issues.

 

Outsourcing and offshoring: John has advised clients in the manufacturing, retail, telecommunications and financial services sectors on numerous BPO and ITO outsourcings and offshorings, covering services such as IT, telecommunications, payroll/HR, financial services and call centre services. While in the UK, John advised a major UK plc on its £2 billion outsourcing of IT infrastructure and transformation projects, one of the largest private sector outsourcings to have been undertaken in the UK at the time.

 

Systems implementation: John has advised clients in the financial services, mining, pharmaceutical and retail sectors on a range of high-profile system integration design and integration projects, involving a range of systems including financial/accounting, payroll and CRM.

 

Privacy, data security and ecommerce: John advised a multinational IT company on issues associated with workplace surveillance and security technologies. He also advised a major Australian telecommunications company during an inquiry by the Australian Communications and Media Authority into SPAM issues.

 

IT separation and transition projects: John has advised clients in relation to the IT and IP aspects of numerous M&A transactions, with a focus on IT separation and transition projects (such as the IT transition, separation and data sharing arrangements put into place in connection with the Coles Group's $1.4bn sale of Myer).


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Intellectual Property

Victorian Government: John was a key adviser on IP and technology issues associated with the privatisation of Melbourne's train and tram network in 1999 and again in 2009, as well as on the IP aspects of the supply and maintenance arrangements for the procurement of new tram rolling stock from Bombardier in 2010. John also advised on significant technology implementation projects for the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services.

IT separation and transition projects: John has advised clients in relation to the IT and IP aspects of numerous M&A transactions, with a focus on IT separation and transition projects (such as the IT transition, separation and data sharing arrangements put into place in connection with the Coles Group's $1.4bn sale of Myer).


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Corporate / M&A

Outsourcing and offshoring: John has advised clients in the manufacturing, retail, telecommunications and financial services sectors on numerous BPO and ITO outsourcings and offshorings, covering services such as IT, telecommunications, payroll/HR, financial services and call centre services. While in the UK, John advised a major UK plc on its £2 billion outsourcing of IT infrastructure and transformation projects, one of the largest private sector outsourcings to have been undertaken in the UK at the time.

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Privacy

Privacy, data security and ecommerce: John advised a multinational IT company on issues associated with workplace surveillance and security technologies. He also advised a major Australian telecommunications company during an inquiry by the Australian Communications and Media Authority into SPAM issues.

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Government Services

Victorian Government: John was a key adviser on IP and technology issues associated with the privatisation of Melbourne's train and tram network in 1999 and again in 2009, as well as on the IP aspects of the supply and maintenance arrangements for the procurement of new tram rolling stock from Bombardier in 2010. John also advised on significant technology implementation projects for the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services.

See Government Services

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