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Marcus Hannah

Senior Associate - Intellectual Property and Technology

Marcus operates in a calm and friendly manner, with a focus on delivering the best possible experience and result for his clients. He approaches his work meticulously and with determination, providing reliable and innovative solutions to complex issues.

Marcus has extensive experience in the technology and intellectual property space. He advises on cloud-based product disputes and transactions, software procurement and integration, managed services, master service agreements, e-signature legality, copyright and intellectual property disputes and licensing arrangements. Marcus is also highly skilled in privacy law and data security including drafting and advising privacy policies, data breach notification assistance and regulatory compliance.

Marcus is also experienced in general commercial law matters, having an extensive background in the sale and purchase of businesses, commercial leasing, shareholder agreements, non-disclosure agreements, subcontractor and distribution agreements, and corporate compliance.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke Marcus worked for DWF and Macpherson Kelley.


Technology; Intellectual Property; Privacy; Commercial Law





  • Acting for technology suppliers in their dealings with the licensing and sale of technology solutions and services to all tiers of government in Australia.
  • Working closely with the Australian sales team and US legal team of a Nasdaq listed IT company for over four years in relation to their operations in Australia. This included negotiating several deals for the supply of software to large Australian and international companies such as Commonwealth Bank, Westpac Bank, NAB, ANZ Bank, AMP, Australian Super, Bank of Queensland, Rio Tinto and the Singapore Stock Exchange.
  • Assisting clients with the navigation of various requirements of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Mandatory Data Breach Notification laws. Following this advice and guidance, clients have been able to properly investigate data breaches, mitigate further damages, respond to privacy complaints and successfully comply with their Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) obligations.
  • Assisting a client with the sale of their business to IAG Limited in a large-scale transaction that involved providing the client with structuring advice, an internal reorganisation, and the negotiation of the non-disclosure agreements, share sale agreements, and shareholder agreements between a number of parties.
  • Assisting a US based telecommunications company set up their global infrastructure by negotiating contracts with various suppliers from around the world, including in the United States, China, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam Argentina, Germany and Dubai.