Anthony Lloyd

A corporate partner and internationally recognised technology and telecommunications expert, Anthony Lloyd leads the firm's market-leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry group. He has deep commercial experience in a range of major and strategic technology and telecommunications projects and has advised some of the largest projects in the Asia Pacific.

He acts for international corporations primarily in the financial services, energy and resources, aviation and telecommunications sectors acquiring technology and telecommunications systems but also for technology and telecommunications companies, providing him with a strong understanding on the commercial drivers for both sides.

Anthony advises on commercial transactions, often with a technology or telecommunications focus. He specialises in outsourcing, strategic sourcing, and major technology, media and communications projects. He has an internationally recognised reputation, having been instructed to act on technology and outsourcing projects for clients in the US, UK, Europe and Asia, from an Australian base.

Anthony also has particular expertise in assisting US based technology companies expanding their businesses into Asia and on IT related aspects of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and divestitures.

Some long standing clients include SingTel Optus, Qantas, Westpac, Allianz, Aon, Fiserv, and Cathay Pacific.

Anthony is consistently recognised as a leading individual in technology and telecommunications in the major independent legal directories. The 2011 edition of Chambers Global ranks him as a leading TMT practitioner, citing client praise for his "strong commercial understanding and sensitivity to client needs." Anthony is also listed as an expert in Information Technology in the Legal Media Group Guide to the Worlds Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyers.

Anthony has a strong IT background having formerly been a Senior Attorney with IBM Global Services, working for both IBM Australia and IBM GSA on major strategic outsourcing, systems integration, application development and e-business transactions.

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’s 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.