I am about delivering excellence and what matters most to our clients. I am not constrained by traditional ways of thinking.

Matthew in 60 seconds

Matthew is a commercial transactional and advisory lawyer. He specialises in technology and communications, e-commerce, intellectual property and privacy/data protection.

Matthew advises his clients on the myriad of commercial arrangements which make up the dynamic technology industry. This includes large-scale outsourcing transactions, projects involving new delivery platforms such as cloud computing, and mobile and digital initiatives. His clients include leading financial institutions, government agencies and blue chip corporates across a wide range of industries including IT, communications, financial services, gaming and transport and infrastructure.

Matthew's primary focus is on the financial services industry and he has particular interest in how the players in the industry leverage technology and data assets to drive innovation, and customer engagement and loyalty to deliver a competitive advantage. His clients often call upon him to advise them on technology commercialisation initiatives and m-commerce ventures, including in relation to mobile payment systems and delivery channels.

Qualifications

  • BA LLB (Hons)
    Grad Dip (Legal Practice)

    International experience

    CMS Cameron McKenna, London (2001 - 2005)

Independent Recognition

  • Ranked as 'up and coming' in TMT: Information Technology by Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016 and 2015
  • Listed as a Recommended Lawyer in IT & Telecoms in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014

Industry associations

  • Member of the Australian Information Industry Association
  • Member of the Internet Industry Association
  • Member of the Communications and Media Law Association
  • Member of the New South Wales Society for Computers and the Law
  • Member of the Australia India Business Council

Matthew's Recent Experience

Big 4 Australian Bank

Advising on the replacement and upgrade of this Big 4 Bank's entire ATM network across Australia and the procurement of security and managed services.

Big 4 Australian Bank

Advising on the design, development and roll-out of a revolutionary new point of sale payment solution - comprising a secure merchant terminal and open platform for the deployment of software apps - which is set to transform the way business operates.

Global Investment Bank

Acting for a global investment bank in a project to review their enterprise-wide operations to ensure compliance with the reforms to the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) which came into effect on 12 March 2014.

Healthcare Provider

Advising a major healthcare provider on the implementation of a next generation healthcare platform, and major restructure of its IT&T operations.

Westpac

Advising on the development of a new FX travel card program, including in relation to the outsourcing agreement for access to the card platform and the procurement of card program management services.

Matthew's Recent Insights

THE WRAP - DECEMBER 2016

  • 13 Dec 2016

In this specially-themed edition of The Wrap we consider how innovation as a concept is driving different initiatives in the financial services industry. Innovation has become a commonly ...

Smart contracts: legal and regulatory challenges of smart contracts

  • 08 Dec 2016

Blockchain and smart contract technology are emerging as among the fastest growing technology innovations in recent times.This is the final in a special series of articles in which Henry Davis York...

Smart contracts: are smart contracts legally effective agreements?

  • 02 Dec 2016

Blockchain and smart contract technology are emerging as among the fastest growing technology innovations in recent times. They continue to attract widespread attention and significant levels of in...

Smart contracts: are they smart? And are they contracts?

  • 23 Nov 2016

Blockchain and smart contract technology are emerging as among the fastest growing technology innovations in recent times. They continue to attract widespread attention and significant levels of in...