Anthony Lloyd

Anthony leads the firms Technology, Media and Telecommunications Industry Group. As part of his TMT practice Anthony advises on disputes related to TMT transactions, particularly in relation to complex systems development and integration, software licensing and outsourcing relationships. He has also been a key adviser on pay TV transactions including negotiating content and broadcasting services agreements and has advised on strategic alliances in the media sector.

Anthony has a particular expertise in putting in place global technology arrangements for international companies. He has structured new arrangements and restructured existing ones for clients headquartered in the US, UK, Europe and many parts of Asia. He has also advised clients on numerous cross-border transactions around Asia including a particular focus on Hong Kong and China.

Anthony's has international experience in IT related aspects of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and divestitures. He has particular expertise in the separation and integration of businesses with particular focus on IT and supply chain aspects and transitional services arrangements.

Anthony has advised on a wide range of telecommunications projects including managed network services, telecommunications outsourcing (for customers and suppliers) wholesale data arrangements, network rollouts, hardware procurement, and OSS/BSS design, development and implementation.

Optus transfer of Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) network to NBN Co

Advised Singtel Optus on the transfer of its coaxial cable and ancillary assets to NBN Co, to enable the accelerated roll-out of Australia‚Äôs National Broadband Network.

Port Botany and Port Kembla Transaction

Advised the New South Wales Government (NSW Treasury) on the refinancing of Port Botany and Port Kembla in NSW. The project was unique, involving the contemporaneous refinancing and long term lease of two major Australian ports. Our role included extensive legal analysis of the existing assets and businesses and the regulatory landscape; recommending a transaction structure; drafting special transaction legislation; asset restructuring; preparing extensive interrelated transaction documents; tender process and negotiations; and implementation under legal project management. The project was complex and very significant for NSW, with the transaction widely considered to establish a new benchmark in transaction preparation and execution.