Michael specialises in commercial transactions involving technology, intellectual property and data assets.
Michael has extensive experience working on complex IT and business process outsourcing transactions, systems development and integration agreements, and large-scale IT and general commercial procurement projects.
Alongside his transactional practice, Michael also has a strong interest in the development of emerging technologies and the data economy. He is an active thought leader on matters relating to privacy, data governance, cyber security, Big Data and the Internet of Things. He has particular experience dealing with privacy-related breaches and associated regulatory investigations and dispute resolution procedures.
Michael is a trusted adviser to clients across a wide range of industry sectors, including major corporates (such as Telstra, BHP, South32, ANZ, NAB and Samsung), successful Australian tech businesses (such as SEEK, REA, Canva, and GenesisCare) and global tech titans (including a global ecommerce provider, a major cloud computing provider, and one of the world's leading digital platforms).