Walid's strong reputation in complex information technology, media, and telecommunications is based on his skilful structuring of bespoke and difficult contract documentation, pre-empting and navigating critical issues and providing reasonable, commercially-focused and practical advice to address and/or mitigate key risks.

His work has included drafting, negotiating and advising on a variety of contracts relating to large tenders and procurements (for both private corporations and government), complex outsourcing arrangements, media-rights sales, software and intellectual property licensing, telecommunications, infrastructure and technology-focused corporate work.

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Telecommunications, Media and Technology

Telecommunications

"Big four" Australian bank (confidential): Walid is negotiating against Telstra Corporation on behalf of a "big four" Australian bank in relation to a whole-of-group telecommunication services arrangement.

Woolworths:Walid is advising on key strategic sourcing initiatives relating to the procurement of telecommunications services for the support of retail stores.

Optus: Walid is advising Optus on its renegotiation of its arrangements with a customer for the provision of whole-of-group carriage and other telecommunication services.

Hoyts Corporation: Walid is acting for Hoyts in relation to the procurement of a range of telecommunications services

Telstra: Walid is acting for Telstra on its negotiations with the Australian Government regarding the National Broadband Network (NBN) Project and its negotiations with nbn regarding various aspects of the NBN Project (such as procurement of planning and design services, FIR services, telecommunications construction services, maintenance services and planning data).

NSW Government: Walid is advising a NSW Government department on a procurement, management and major upgrade of its radio telecommunications network.

Axiata Group: Walid is advising Axiata, a major South-East Asian telecommunications operator, on cross-border payment scheme arrangements, enabling international airtime top-ups between under-banked subscribers in different countries.


Media

Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC): Walid is advising ARLC on its sale of media-rights arrangements (both local (FTA, subscription and digital) and international rights) to various parties.

SingTel Optus: Walid is advising on SingTel Optus' exclusive rights contract with the English Premier League in relation to live broadcast coverage and digital rights for broadband and mobile.

SingTel Optus: Walid is advising on its strategic digital rights arrangements with Cricket Australia.

SANZAR: Walid is acting for SANZAR Europe on the global sale of media rights for the 2017-2021 rugby seasons.

Seven: Walid is acting for Seven on the acquisition of media rights relating to Victorian horse racing.

Seven: Walid advised Seven on various media rights arrangements (including in relation to the Olympics). 

Confidential client: Walid is advising a local client in its cross-licensing of technology arrangements with FOXTEL.

V8 Supercars: Walid is advising on its broadcast / licensing arrangements.


Information technology

amadeus: Walid is acting for amadeus IT Group in its renegotiations of an MSA and associated service agreements for the supply of a critical passenger services system with a major Australian airline.

Confidential client (bank):Walid is advising a "big four Australian bank in relation to a significant IT transformation initiative, involving the procurement of a customised software solution design and implementation.

Optus: Walid is advising Optus on a significant outsourcing project to outsource certain back of office functions.

nbn: Walid is advising nbn on its temporary staff augmentation arrangements, including the procurement of a customised IT solution.

Woolworths: Walid is advising Woolworths on its renegotiation of its MSA arrangements with Dimension Data.

Sydney Trains: Walid is advising Sydney Trains on various IT related procurements.

Adobe: Walid is acting for Adobe on the supply of certain software to a NSW Government department.


Financial services

"Big four" Australian bank (confidential): Walid is advising a "big four" Australian bank on a novel co-branding credit card arrangement.

"Big four" Australian bank (confidential): Walid is negotiating against Telstra Corporation on behalf of a "big four" Australian bank in relation to a whole-of-group telecommunication services arrangement.

Confidential client (bank): Walid is advising a "big four" Australian bank in relation to a significant IT transformation initiative, involving the procurement of a customised software solution design and implementation.

Confidential client (bank):Walid advised a "big four" Australian Bank in relation to the procurement of data centre managed services.

Confidential client: Walid is advising a confidential client on the procurement of a managed payment hub solution in anticipation of the NPP.

Macquarie Bank: Walid is advising Macquarie Bank on separation and transition-related issues associated with the acquisition of a car leasing loan portfolio.

EFTPOS Payments Australia: Walid acted on the acquisition and implementation of new payments card-chip technologies in Australia from international digital security company, Gemalto.

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