John Dieckmann

Clayton Utz
Partner Melbourne

Voted by peers as one of Australia's best lawyers in Information Technology

With dual qualifications in law and IT, his practice focusses on major technology projects and IT procurement, privacy, cyber security and resilience issues, the protection and commercialisation of digital assets and technology-based commercial transactions. John has been a key adviser on the technology and IP aspects of some of Australia's largest technology and infrastructure projects. He enjoys engaging with technology professionals in tackling complex issues, with his background allowing him to 'speak their language', get to the heart of the problem, and identify commercially astute solutions.

Notable Work
  • Advising the Department of Transport and Planning on the procurement of a next generation public transport ticketing system and interrelated systems and services.
  • Advising the Department of Justice and Community Safety on the procurement of a next generation mobile phone and seatbelt detection road safety camera system to enforce Victorian road rules, and maintenance and support arrangements for existing digital road safety cameras.
  • Advising the Department of Government Services on the reform and modernisation of Victoria's eServices IT contracting framework.
  • Advising on significant tollroad projects throughout Australia, including the establishment of tolling systems and service arrangements supporting Brisbane's Legacy Way and Sydney's Westconnex. Leading advice on IP, technology, data and cyber security issues on Melbourne's West Gate Tunnel and North East Link Projects, and leading the team advising on the establishment of tolling systems and capability for the North East Link State Tolling Corporation.
  • Advising on the implementation of a state-or-the-art electronic medical records system for the Royal Childrens' Hospital (the first of that product in Australia), and subsequent standing offer arrangements for the procurement of EMR systems for The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Royal Women's Hospital and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
  • Advising on the procurement of numerous technology platforms and associated support agreements to implement the Victorian Governments' Child Link Register.
  • Advising the Department of Health on the design and procurement of systems to deliver real-time prescription monitoring in Victoria within the relevant legislative and commercial framework.
  • Advising a major University on a number of business critical IT procurement projects, including the procurement of a new student management system.
  • Advising a major retailer on the outsourcing of applications and infrastructure support services covering its operations throughout Australia both in back of house and customer facing areas.
  • Advising a major automotive company on privacy and data security issues associated with the provision of telecommunications connectivity within its Australian vehicles, supporting enhanced safety, roadside assistance and call centre features, including associated telecommunications regulatory and privacy issues.
  • Advised on the procurement of nbn co's $1.1 billion fixed wireless (LTE) network.
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