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December 2, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM AEDT

Virtual Event |

Baker McKenzie

Members: $0
Non-members: Member Only Event
Substantive Law

Overview (Program Summary)

In this session, Baker McKenzie Partners, Andrea Kennedy, Adrian Lawrence and Toby Patten will discuss the evolving landscape of cybersecurity laws in Australia. The presentation will focus on the importance of managing data and keeping it safe in the context of privacy and critical infrastructure, directors duties and M&A transactions.


 Andrea Kennedy

Andrea Kennedy, Partner 

Andrea Kennedy is a partner in the Corporate Markets Practice Group of the Firm's Melbourne office, where she advises on telecommunications, M&A, and government and regulated industry work, among others. She has over 20 years of experience in top-tier law firms and has held in-house legal positions in Australia and internationally.

Andrea has advised major Australian carriers, the Department of Communications and smaller telco service providers in relation to all aspects of telecommunications and radcoms issues. She also has a strong private M&A practice focused on the media and manufacturing sectors, and regularly advises on media regulation, broadcasting, IT, competition and privacy matters.


Adrian J. Lawrence

Adrian J. Lawrence, Partner

Adrian Lawrence is the head of the Firm's Asia Pacific Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group. He is a partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie where he advises on media, intellectual property and information technology, providing advice in relation to major issues relating to the online and offline media interests. He is recognised as a leading Australian media and telecommunications lawyer.

Adrian's practice focuses on advising on online and offline media interests including digital copyright, data and information transfer, content and advertising regulation, consumer protection, defamation, online payment systems and transaction engines, online gambling, website risk minimisation measures, online security and cryptography, securities licensing, and trade marks and domain names.


Toby Patten

Toby Patten, Partner

Toby Patten is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Technology and Healthcare teams in Melbourne. He joined the Firm in March 2005.

Toby has more than 20 years' experience in technology, healthcare, privacy and intellectual property commercial law. In addition to his legal qualifications Toby holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons), majoring in biochemistry.


*Competitor Exclusion – ACC Australia Partner’s may request that representative/s of a competitor organisation/s registered for the event be excluded, and ACC Australia reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether a registration is rejected. As a guide, a competitor organisation could be defined as a rival organisation of similar size to the host  Corporate Partner, with an established practice, product or service in the area being showcased by the Corporate Partner’s at the event. Please provide a brief statement as to why you have deemed an organisation to be a competitor, in support of any request to ACC Australia to reject a registration.

*Please note this is a members only event. 


Credits: 1.25 CPD point
Category: Substantive Law and procedural law

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