Technology is a key component of every business.  It enables good business outcomes to be delivered.  So, the commercial arrangements underpinning the technology should align with those business outcomes too.

We have the specialist expertise to help with any technology matter, big or small.  We work with technology companies, businesses undertaking technology projects and everyone using technology to deliver business outcomes.  If technology is involved, we can assist with the legals.

We can help with:

  • identifying legal risks with the use of technology and commercially acceptable and practical solutions to mitigate those risks;
  • reviewing cyber insurance policies against the risks sought to be covered;
  • preparing standard terms, master agreements and distribution agreements;
  • preparing website terms and terms and conditions for the use of apps;
  • advising on the legal aspects of technology projects, from business planning, tendering, contracting and implementation through to dispute resolution;
  • preparing and advising on all types of technology project agreements, including systems integration/implementation, cloud services, hosting solutions, software licensing, escrow, support and service levels;
  • advising on privacy, data protection and cyber-security issues;
  • advising on legislation that regulates technology, such as Parts 101 and 102 of the Civil Aviation Rules regulating unmanned aerial vehicles, the Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act, Part 4 of the Contract and Commercial Law Act regulating electronic transactions and the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act; and
  • advising on Government rules and guidelines applying to technology projects.

Using technology in business also brings new risks and challenges, particularly in relation to data; often an organisation’s most valuable asset.  We can help you get it right when managing your data and when exploring new ways to get the most out of your data.

When it comes to the legals, sometimes only key aspects will need our specialist focus.  For instance, if you are going to the cloud, you may only need to know what key risks need to be mitigated.  If you are a technology start up you may only need us to focus on the protection of your intellectual capital and your liability risk.

Lane Neave, Technology – lawyers, confidants and specialists, an integral part of your technology needs.

Graeme Crombie Partner view profile