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Alex Ninis

Partner – IP and Technology

Alex has 30 years’ experience acting for global and Australian organisations that supply or use leading edge technology and telecommunications solutions. He acts in the Asia Pacific region for multinational technology companies and start-up companies, as well as companies acquiring large complex technology systems.

Alex advises on the full spectrum of technology transactions, and provides counsel in relation to technology procurement, technology development, outsourcing, cloud computing, SaaS solutions, systems integration, managed services, privacy, cybersecurity, technology project reviews and audits, intellectual property (including copyright and trade marks), drafting and review of employment contracts for technology teams and independent contractors, IT contract audit, project governance and optimising existing IT system portfolios.

Alex was previously a principal lawyer at DWF, an in-house lawyer at Lend Lease Corporation and Burns Philp & Co, as well as the VP and General Counsel APAC of PeopleSoft.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Technology; Corporate and Commercial Law; Intellectual Property; Privacy and Data Security

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Laws – University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Arts (Politics, Economics, Criminology) – University of Melbourne

 

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

  • Acting for Accenture to negotiate a global outsourcing agreement with Rio Tinto.
  • Acting for SAP in relation to the licensing and systems integration of a core banking solution at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.   
  • Acting for Media Global Links (Japan) who developed the second-generation digital video network for Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications supplier. This engagement involved entering into a series of complex agreements with Telstra and a suite of subcontractors used in the integration of the hardware, software and operating platform.
  • Localising and drafting procurement agreements for use by HUAWEI (China) in the Australian market with subcontractors.
  • Advising PeopleSoft Inc. in relation to the licensing and implementation of a student administration system within the Queensland tertiary education system (QTAFE).
  • Acting for Accela (a US-based software supplier) in licensing, implementing and managing a system used in the management of water rights between the Australian Federal Government and three State Governments (NSW, Victoria and South Australia).     
  • Acting for Docusign in relation to the negotiation of the reseller arrangement with Singtel Optus in Singapore.