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Technology

MinterEllison's technology team is consistently ranked as one of the best in the Asia Pacific region. The quality, range and complexity of our technology work ranks second-to-none.

We assist large organisations across industries such as telecommunications, financial services, aviation, energy and resources, the public sector, manufacturing, media and transport to implement cutting edge business IT strategies in Australia, Asia and across the world.

We implement sophisticated large-scale multi-sourcing arrangements; work on significant IT restructuring; advise on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; and assist clients to monetise captive IT resources.

M2 Group acquisition of Dodo and takeover of Eftel

Advised M2 Group on its A$250m private treaty acquisition of Dodo and recommended takeover of Eftel Limited. The transaction involved parallel acquisitions of a publicly listed entity (Eftel) and a private entity (Dodo) where the vendor of the private entity had a majority shareholding in the listed entity. This required careful consideration of independence issues and potential collateral benefit issues.

OneSky: Airservices Australia Air Traffic Control Futures Systems project

Advising Airservices Australia on the procurement of a replacement air traffic control system (OneSky) for the whole of Australia. Airservices Australia is working closely with the Department of Defence, with the joint objective of realising harmonisation between civilian and military air traffic control systems and operations.

TPG Telecom's $450 million acquisiton of AAPT and Powertel

Acted as legal adviser to TPG Telecom Limited on its binding sale agreement to acquire 100% of Telecom New Zealand Australia Pty Ltd for A$450 million on a debt-free, cash-free basis. The sale includes the AAPT and Powertel businesses, and is a highly strategic acquisition to incorporate AAPT's inter-capital fibre into TPG's extensive network assets.

Sale of Stargate Information Systems

Acted for the Stargate Group in its sale of Stargate Information Systems to ASX listed company, Rubik Financial Limited. Stargate Information Systems is one of the largest independent mortgage technology service providers in the Australian mortgage broking market who provides loan processing and customer management platforms including a CRM solution to aggregators, brokers and lenders.

Queensland Health Payroll System Proceedings

Acted for the State of Queensland in proceedings filed in the Supreme Court of Queensland against IBM Australia Ltd arising out of the $1.2 billion Queensland Health pay-roll and rostering computer system implementation failure.