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Technology continues to revolutionise business

The global pandemic of 2020 has seen digitisation and technology up-take accelerate like never before. The pace of change is unprecedented. So, too, are the challenges, issues and potential pitfalls. On average 45% of IT projects run over budget, with 56% delivering less value than predicted. There’s increased risk of a cyber-attack, which can cripple operations. Businesses are being attacked more frequently, some experiencing five or more cyber-attacks a year.

The risks and challenges associated with technology projects, the technology sector and cyber security can be mitigated with:

  • proper planning
  • risk identification
  • data security protections
  • supplier management
  • governance
  • contract management.


Incoming changes and opportunities from the Consumer Data Right (CDR) regime

What opportunities does the Consumer Data Right (CDR) offer consumers and the Australian economy? What are some use cases for CDR? What should organisations that want to be part of the CDR regime do to take advantage of the opportunities? MinterEllison Partner Anthony Borgese and Associate Amanda Khoo teamed up with Stuart Stoyan, Advisory Committee Member of the CDR Data Standards Body to explore the answers.

How can we help?

In a first for the legal sector, we bring together a team of legal and consulting experts. They’re experienced in minimising the legal and commercial risks, to ensure your business is protected and productive.

With over 130 legal and consulting technology practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region, we are the only major Australian law firm to provide complete end-to-end specialist technology legal and consulting services. Covering both the commercial and legal aspects of technology projects.

In 2020, we were also named Law Firm of the Year for IT Law (Australia), by Best Lawyers.

End-to-end legal advice to align IT with business value

  • Technology strategy
  • Procurement
  • Vendor negotiation & management
  • Contracts
  • Outsourcing
  • Transition & program management
  • Cyber security
  • Privacy
  • Data protection
  • Emerging technologies
  • Systems integration
  • Disputes & litigation
  • Regulatory & compliance
  • Risk Managements
  • Benchmarking
  • Tax structuring
  • Employment
  • IP protection & enforcement


Case studies

Technology solutions Woolworths

OCR Labs

We are advising OCR Labs and assisting with its contract negotiations with Vodafone Australia / TPG Telecom and Westpac bank for the provision of its biometric digital ID validation and verification platform.

Technology solutions Victorian government

Victorian Government

Establishment of Service Victoria, involving the procurement of software development and systems integration services, to create a single point of contact portal for individuals interacting with the State.

Technology procurement

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Australia's largest bank

MinterEllison is advising CBA on its complex compliance and regulatory obligations, both as data holder and data recipient, under the incoming Consumer Data Right (CDR) regime, the first element of which is Open Banking. 

Technology solutions Mirvac

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ)

We advised on ANZ’s procurement of a new customer contact solution from Twilio Inc (Twilio), a US-based technology and services company. We also advised ANZ on its procurement of a global human capital management (HCM) solution from SAP.

Technology Procurement

NSW Telecommunication Authority

We advised NSW Telecommunication Authority (as part of NSW Government) on three rounds of funding arrangements under these programs and associated commitments from participating major Australian telecommunications companies for each round.

Explore our experience Suncorp


Telecommunications agreements with Singtel Optus, and its data centre agreements with IBM.


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