Governments face unique issues and challenges in managing governance, commercial and corporate requirements. These include complex services agreements, commercial transactions, consultancy agreements, mergers and acquisitions, insurance, funding and grant agreements, intellectual property, information technology, joint ventures and procurement.
We provide solutions to help governments comply with all relevant legal and regulatory state and federal frameworks, including those governing the use of IP, relating to privacy and data (including the Notifiable Data Breach scheme) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our interdisciplinary technology, privacy, data protection and cyber security legal experts, provide support on large scale ICT procurement and outsourcing transactions, advise on local and international privacy, data protection and cyber security risks and issues, and assist with crisis and reputation management.
We understand the challenges associated with governance and commercial law and are cognisant of the pressures faced by the government in resolving related matters. We work closely with our clients to:
- Ensure effective and compliant handling of both large scale and routine corporations and commercial law matters
- Mitigate future risks by implementing effective agreements and contracts
- Ensure contracts and agreements are appropriately structured to deliver the required policy outcomes and meet our clients' objectives
- Apply technical corporations and commercial law to the 'real world' to ensure strategic objectives are met.
Understanding the political and policy environment, how governments operate, their drivers, pressures and sensitivities, stakeholder management and how to navigate the processes are important for both public sector and private sector organisations.
We provide a full range of legal and consultancy services to local, state and federal Australian governments across departments, agencies and related entities.
Through our longevity of experience, having advised governments' on their most sensitive projects for over 50 years, the team has a deep understanding of public sector issues and the environment in which our clients operate.