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As technology specialists, FAL has extensive experience advising on all manner of IT contracts, whether for software, hardware or services. We’ve advised on complex, high-profile IT projects, major software licensing deals and conducted audits for compliance and due diligence for major multinational corporations.

Our team works across all forms of IT transactions, including:

  • Software Development Agreements
  • Software Licences
  • Click-Accept Licensing Terms & Conditions (T&Cs)
  • App Development Agreements
  • Escrow Agreements
  • Website Development Agreements
  • Website Disclaimers
  • Hardware Acquisitions
  • Procuring IT facilities and network access
  • Securing Domain Names (URLs)

We can also guide you through the privacy concerns that have special relevance to many IT contracts.

Significant matters

FAL represented a major Australian food manufacturing company in a time critical IT system transition involving the review and risk assessment of 9 software vendors’ proposals and 13 contracts.

Our lawyers developed a large suite of template contracts and systems for a multi-media company supplying short films, screens and images for internet advertising.

FAL Lawyers acted as sole legal advisor to the State Department of Education and Early Childhood Development,(DEECD) in negotiations of a significant new software licensing deal. FAL negotiated favourable terms for DEECD, taking into account emerging trends in individual usage of software across multiple devices.

FAL advises ProjectProject, a diversified IT and multimedia company, developing apps, websites and brands, on a diverse range of issues including corporate structuring, T&Cs, collaborative agreements, health records and privacy, licensing and intellectual property assignments.

FAL advised the Victorian Cytology Service on the establishment of the National HPV Vaccination Program Register, in particular on the supporting software contract between VCS and the sub-contractor for the development of the IT system to run the Register, as well as service contracts applicable to the IT providers.

Our lawyers advised an international company about spectrum licensing under the Radio Communications Act.