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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND MULTIMEDIA

FAL has extensive experience acting for both suppliers and purchasers of IT. As a specialist technology firm, we advise on the full gamut of IT agreements, related to hardware, software and services. We’ve acted for SMEs, software vendors, multimedia companies, major multinational corporations and government departments in the IT space, so as with the other industries we advise, our experience and understanding of the commercial drivers behind each type of organisation allows us to get to “yes” quicker in negotiations.

Where disputes arise, we take a commercial and measured approach, resolving disputes through mediations where possible. For larger organisations, we have also conducted extensive reviews of IT assets for audit and compliance purposes, as a means of managing and minimising the risks of litigation.

We have advised on some of the most significant software licensing deals ever to have taken place in Australia, major IT projects. We’ve also helped IT and multimedia companies (including app developers) grow from small businesses to significant commercial players.

Our services to the IT and Multimedia sector:
  • Contracts & Agreements
  • Corporate Structuring / Transition
  • Corporate Governance
  • Grants / Capital Fund Raising
  • Employment
  • Mediation and Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Information Technology
  • Patent & Technology Commercialisation
  • Trade Marks & Brand Strategy
  • IP Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Taxation Exemptions
  • Defence Export Controls
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.

FAL’s lawyers acted for software developers in a dispute with several insurance companies arising over compliance with contract terms for the development and support of software that assisted with legislative compliance by insurance companies. This case was successfully resolved in favour of the IT providers and would have resulted in the insolvency of the IT providers if unsuccessful.

Our lawyers acted for the South Australian Government and businesses in disputes where IT has been developed or customised either as an important or critical part of the business and a dependency has developed as a result. Where necessary, this included re-negotiating the licence terms between the parties.

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 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.