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Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Minter Ellison is a recognised leading adviser to the technology, media, communications and telecommunications (TMT) industries. TMT organisations face a wealth of challenges in maintaining competitive advantage and leveraging new opportunities. Rapid innovation and convergence in this space, together with an ever-changing legal and regulatory environment, means that TMT organisations must constantly re-evaluate, and in some cases entirely re-engineer, their business models and strategies.

Our TMT Group supports clients through this ever-evolving process, providing informed, commercial, strategic and practical advice. By applying our deep understanding of the TMT industry and its key drivers, adopting a cross-disciplinary approach, and leveraging an experienced and knowledgeable cross-border team, we are able to add significant value to our clients’ TMT transactions.

We work with leading organisations across the TMT spectrum, and have played a key role in some of the most significant TMT developments and transactions in the Asia Pacific region.

Our technical expertise extends across the entire spectrum relevant to the activities of TMT organisations, and includes intellectual property, media regulation, defamation, telecommunication regulation, outsourcing and procurement, e-commerce, technology, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, competition law, privacy and spam, corporate advice, employment law, tax, finance, infrastructure, property and litigation.

National Health Reform Business Information Systems Program

Advised the Department of Health and Ageing in the implementation of the National Health Reform Business Information Systems Program. The project involved multiple approaches to market, the engagement of multiple vendors (including hardware, software, managed services and data transformation services), vendor integration and complex IP issues. We also advised the Department in relation to issues concerning delivery of the solution.

APN Outdoor Group's $425 million listing on the ASX

Advised APN Outdoor Group Limited on its $425m float on ASX.

Sale of Plantic Technologies Limited

Acted for an entity associated with Gordon Merchant in its sale of Plantic Technologies Limited to Japanese listed company, Kuraray Co. Ltd (market cap US$6 billion).  Plantic is a world leading innovator in bioplastics through proprietary technology that delivers biodegradable and renewed sourced alternatives to conventional plastics.

A$130 million merger between Mnemon Limited and Grays (Aust) Holdings Pty Ltd

Advised on the merger between Mnemon Limited ('Deals Direct') and Grays (Aust) Holdings Pty Ltd ('Grays Online'), with the merged entity, Grays eCommerce Group Limited, being Australia's largest listed e-commerce group.

A$1.2 billion merger of Vocus Communications and Amcom Telecommunications

Advising Vocus Communications on all aspects of its $1.2 billion scrip based merger with Amcom Telecommunications Limited to create the third largest provider of corporate telecommunications services in Australia. Vocus and Amcom are both ASX-listed telecommunications infrastructure providers with extensive fibre optic network and data centre assets which offer cloud and telco services to enterprise, government and corporate clients.