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Alex Ninis

Partner – Intellectual Property and Technology

Alex has 30 years’ experience acting for a number of 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; Intellectual Property; Privacy and Data Security; Commercial Law
 

QUALIFICATIONS

BA/LLB – 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 implementing a core banking solution CBA.  
  • Acting for Ellucian in implementing a student management systems at various universities.
  • 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 and engineering agreements for use by global telecommunication supplier in the Australian market.
  • Advising PeopleSoft and Accenture in relation to licensing and implementation of a student administration system within the Queensland tertiary education system (QTAFE).
  • Acting for Accela 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 a reseller arrangement with Singtel Optus.