As an innovative technology-based law firm, Hamilton Locke provides an integrated, whole-of-firm offering for businesses in the technology sector.
We are a specialist firm for technology businesses at all stages – with a particular focus on scale-up and growth companies, private equity and venture capital investors in technology businesses, and technology companies in public markets. Our clients are iterating at the cutting edge of fintech, sustainability and cleantech, medtech and biotech, agtech, regtech, business services, online gaming and spacetech.
Represented Cettire Limited, a leading Australian e-commerce company, on its IPO and ASX listing.
Represented Afterpay Limited in a number of secondary equity capital raisings (institutional placements, retail share purchase plans, and strategic investors) totalling around $2 billion over a two-year period.
Represented Afterpay Limited on its IPO and ASX listing, and then on its innovative merger with Touchcorp Limited by way of two parallel schemes of arrangement under Australian and Bermudian law.
Raiz Invest Limited
Represented Raiz Invest Limited, Australia’s largest mobile-first financial services platform, on its acquisition of Superestate Pty Ltd.
Achiko AG Health
Represented Achiko AG, a Swiss biotech company, on its listing on SIX Swiss Exchange and capital raisings.
Represented Calix Limited on the global licensing arrangements for the deployment of its decarbonisation technology and the investment by a strategic partner in its European subsidiary.
Represented Remarkable Media in the international commercialisation of industry-leading technology in the media and aviation sectors.
Represented Australia’s leading provider of fuel analytics software and related field services, including intellectual property protection, establishing international SaaS contracts with partners across 20+ countries, and leading patent infringement litigation in the Federal Court of Australia.
Represented one of Australia’s leading providers of cybersecurity in the telecommunications sector, including acting in large scale supply transactions with national telco customers and government agencies.
Represented Docusign Inc. (US) in relation to reseller agreements with Telstra (Australia) and Singtel Optus (APAC).
Represented PagerDuty Inc. (US) in relation to an enterprise-wide SaaS Agreement with a top-four Australian bank.
Represented a US-based software supplier, Accela Inc., in relation to 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).
Advised CSIRO on the establishment of the CSIRO Innovation Fund / Main Sequence Ventures – the first incorporated limited partnership structure to be established in the Federal Government.
Tank Stream Ventures
Acted for Tank Stream Ventures and the BridgeLane Group on many portfolio investments, including multiple rounds in ezyCollect, multiple rounds in Go1, Bugherd, PockeBook, School Places, Equitise, Biteable, YourGrocer, Firefly Inc, GoCatch, Agerris, Sprout Stack, a Series B investment into Flare HR as part of a $21 million round involving New York fund Point72 Ventures, various investment rounds into, and subsequent sale of, BrickX and more.
Acted for Soho Property, a proptech platform, on the acquisition of Homesales.com and subsequent capital raising.
We provide the full suite of legal services required by technology companies and their stakeholders, including advice relating to:
- Transactions and investments in the technology sector, including M&A and equity capital markets.
- Technology development, procurement and supply arrangements, including SaaS / PaaS / IaaS / FaaS solutions, technology licensing, systems integration and implementation, and technology transfers.
- Commercialisation of emerging and accelerating technologies such as NFTs, decentralised finance, artificial intelligence, robotics, IoT, and multi-experience technologies.
- Regulatory frameworks governing privacy, data management and cyber security.
- Capital raising, venture debt, and financing transactions for technology companies.
- Technology disputes, ranging from early-stage claim analysis through to complex multi-jurisdictional litigation, and relating to areas such as technology contracts, intellectual property rights in technology assets, data ownership and use, and end-user claims.
We are agile and tech-savvy, meaning that we align with the culture, working style and service delivery needs of technology businesses, with in-house experience obtained from working from some of the world’s largest technology vendors and service providers. We pride ourselves on being commercially pragmatic and outcome-focused, working with our allied businesses and outsourcing non-core services to ensure our clients receive the most efficient solution.