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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.

18 February 2014

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Final Report into Copyright and the Digital Economy (Final Report) is now publicly available, having been tabled in Parliament on 13 February 2014. The report was finalised after receiving more than 1,000 submissions and undertaking more than 100 consultations with stakeholders.

12 December 2013

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has issued for public consultation the final tranche of draft Guidelines for the new Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), which are set to commence on 12 March 2014. The second tranche discusses APPs 12-13, or Part  5 of the personal information lifecycle - Access to and correction of personal information. This white paper analyses the final tranche in detail including key concepts, applications and exemptions for each of the APPs and outlines the Privacy Commissioner's intended approach to compliance with the new regime.

7 November 2013

Rapid innovation and convergence in the TMT space in Australia, 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. This chapter, contributed by partners Anthony Lloyd, Paul Kallenbach and Paul Schoff, discusses the different laws and regulations that impact the TMT space in Australia.

24 October 2013

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Western Australia reinforces the need for parties to clearly state what they mean when seeking to exclude liability for 'consequential loss'.

20 September 2013

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has issued for consultation the second of three tranches of draft Guidelines for the new Australian Privacy Principles. This tranche provides guidance on APPs 6 to 11.