Bruno Solia
Partner, Sydney
I am a technology, data and telecommunications specialist. I regularly advise private and government clients on a wide range of IT, cloud computing, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, digital transformations and complex outsourcing/procurement projects.

I bring over a decade's worth of experience advising Australian and international clients in relation to technology projects. As part of my practice, I routinely act on technology and data-related transactions in the broader Australasian region. I draw on my experience and my pragmatic approach to risk management to resolve complex challenges favourably.

I am also well versed in advising on the technology and data aspects of M&A transactions, including in relation to transitional services and separation matters.

Career highlights

  • Leading international insurer – assisted with the acquisition of a virtual life insurance business from one of Australia's major banks. Negotiated IT and telecommunications services arrangements for post-completion transition.
  • Foreign government authority – advised on the procurement of an international fisheries management system covering the territories of eight island nations (approximately 4.5 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean high seas) and controlling 25% of the global supply of tuna.
  • International mining company – negotiated licensing arrangements in relation to key proprietary metal transformation technology as part of multi-billion projects in Australia and China.
  • Major retail bank – acted in the procurement of a contact centre platform incorporating AI components, and involving negotiations with Genesys and Dimension Data (now NTT).
  • Leading international insurer – assisted with a five year global procurement of application maintenance and transformation requiring concurrent negotiations with Accenture and Tata Consulting Services.
  • Major financial services company – advised on market data licence arrangements.
  • Major investment bank – advised on the technology aspects of transition, separation and data sharing arrangement as part of a major acquisition/joint venture.
  • Advised key clients in the financial, retail, education and public sectors in negotiations of key agreements with hyperscalers (including Microsoft, Oracle and AWS).