Simon is a technology transactions lawyer. He specialises in complex procurement and outsourcing transactions such as business transformation, core applications, IT and business process outsourcing, cloud services, telecommunications and public infrastructure.

He also advises on intellectual property management, commercialisation and other commercial transactions.

Simon's considerable experience in the public sector comes from advising the three largest state governments, the Federal Government and four of the five largest local authorities in Australia on technology transactions. He complements this with his work in the private sector, advising large corporates and financial institutions, as well as technology suppliers ranging from start-ups to global enterprises.

Simon has dual qualifications in law and computer science and a keen interest in technology. He has been involved in many of firm's own technology initiatives, including currently sitting on the firm's national Cyber Security Board which sets policy and oversees the firm's approach to information security.

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Telecommunications, Media and Technology

State-wide data communications network: Advising on numerous IT/IP and commercial matters for the Department of Education, Training and the Arts including the replacement of its state-wide data communications network supporting 1400 schools and departmental sites, the replacement of core school management applications (80 percent of the systems used by schools) and several other IT procurement and policy projects.


Finance and HR/payroll systems: 
For the NSW Government, Simon advised on the acquisition of core finance and HR/payroll systems from SAP, one of the largest ERP transactions in the Asia-Pacific region. This involved a complex 15 year licensing and maintenance facility for the whole of government and a major implementation project for the Department of Education and Training.


Smartcard-based driver's licence: 
For Queensland Transport, Simon advised the State on a major government infrastructure project to establish a smartcard based driver licence for 2.5 million licence holders.


IT and eCommerce banking, insurance, superannuation and investment technology projects: 
Simon has represented the Suncorp Metway Group of companies and their predecessors for over a decade in its major IT and eCommerce banking, insurance, superannuation and investment technology projects.


Public Key Infrastructure: 
Provided an extensive report on the legal issues faced in implementing a Public Key Infrastructure in the health sector.

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Social Media

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Intellectual Property

State-wide data communications network: Advising on numerous IT/IP and commercial matters for the Department of Education, Training and the Arts including the replacement of its state-wide data communications network supporting 1400 schools and departmental sites, the replacement of core school management applications (80 percent of the systems used by schools) and several other IT procurement and policy projects.

 

North South Bypass Tunnel and the Airport Link/Northern Busway projects:Simon has been the IP adviser on the Clayton Utz team for major Queensland infrastructure projects including the North South Bypass Tunnel and the Airport Link/Northern Busway projects.


Asia-Pacific Screen Awards: 
Simon assisted in setting up the Asia-Pacific Screen Awards, including providing structural advice, advising on agreements with CNN and the film production company, and registering trade marks throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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Privacy

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Advertising and Marketing

Asia-Pacific Screen Awards: Simon assisted in setting up the Asia-Pacific Screen Awards, including providing structural advice, advising on agreements with CNN and the film production company, and registering trade marks throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

See Advertising and Marketing

Trade Marks

State-wide data communications network: Advising on numerous IT/IP and commercial matters for the Department of Education, Training and the Arts including the replacement of its state-wide data communications network supporting 1400 schools and departmental sites, the replacement of core school management applications (80 percent of the systems used by schools) and several other IT procurement and policy projects.

 

North South Bypass Tunnel and the Airport Link/Northern Busway projects:Simon has been the IP adviser on the Clayton Utz team for major Queensland infrastructure projects including the North South Bypass Tunnel and the Airport Link/Northern Busway projects.


Asia-Pacific Screen Awards: 
Simon assisted in setting up the Asia-Pacific Screen Awards, including providing structural advice, advising on agreements with CNN and the film production company, and registering trade marks throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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Copyright

State-wide data communications network: Advising on numerous IT/IP and commercial matters for the Department of Education, Training and the Arts including the replacement of its state-wide data communications network supporting 1400 schools and departmental sites, the replacement of core school management applications (80 percent of the systems used by schools) and several other IT procurement and policy projects.


North South Bypass Tunnel and the Airport Link/Northern Busway projects:
Simon has been the IP adviser on the Clayton Utz team for major Queensland infrastructure projects including the North South Bypass Tunnel and the Airport Link/Northern Busway projects.

See Copyright

Government Services

State-wide data communications network: Advising on numerous IT/IP and commercial matters for the Department of Education, Training and the Arts including the replacement of its state-wide data communications network supporting 1400 schools and departmental sites, the replacement of core school management applications (80 percent of the systems used by schools) and several other IT procurement and policy projects.


Finance and HR/payroll systems: 
For the NSW Government, Simon advised on the acquisition of core finance and HR/payroll systems from SAP, one of the largest ERP transactions in the Asia-Pacific region. This involved a complex 15 year licensing and maintenance facility for the whole of government and a major implementation project for the Department of Education and Training.


Smartcard-based driver's licence: 
For Queensland Transport, Simon advised the State on a major government infrastructure project to establish a smartcard based driver licence for 2.5 million licence holders.

 

Public Key Infrastructure: Provided an extensive report on the legal issues faced in implementing a Public Key Infrastructure in the health sector.


North South Bypass Tunnel and the Airport Link/Northern Busway projects:
Simon has been the IP adviser on the Clayton Utz team for major Queensland infrastructure projects including the North South Bypass Tunnel and the Airport Link/Northern Busway projects.

 

See Government Services

Cyber Security

See Cyber Security

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