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February 24, 2021 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM AEDT

Piper Alderman
Virtual Office 

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Practice Management and Business Skills

Overview (Program Summary)

As the CPD year draws to a close, Piper Alderman are pleased to offer you the opportunity to secure 4 CPD points in 4 hours.

Our complimentary national programme covers all three mandatory areas of law as well as one substantive law topic.

Simply attend one session or attend them all – it’s your choice! Each session is recorded and available to view on demand if you cannot attend the webinar session at the scheduled start time.

This session will cover:-

·       Recent major data breaches

·       Strategies for in-house counsel to prepare for a breach

·       Three proven strategies to manage breaches


Michael Bacina | Partner

Michael advises companies dealing with Digital Law: the intersection of cutting edge technology, automation and innovation.  As a former software developer, Michael has a rare combination of technical, regulatory and legal skills which he leverages to assist his clients.

Michael works with Fintech, Regtech, Blockchain, digital asset projects from enterprise level deployments bringing technology to existing business models, scale-ups , start-up ventures, cryptocurrency payment providers, crypto-asset exchanges, RegTech, InsurTech, PropTech and compliance for other technology deployments.

Since founding and exiting a successful IT business in the early 2000s, Michael has maintained an active involvement in software development.  He is knowledgeable in the workings of (and legal issues surrounding) digital currencies and digital assets, blockchain projects, smart contract issues as well as FinTech and RegTech projects.

Andrea Beatty | Partner


Andrea specialises in financial services, banking and corporate law.

Andrea brings legal capability and insight into regulatory matters, corporate governance, compliance and risk management. She assists her clients to adapt to the changing regulatory landscape to ensure they meet the expectations of their customers and shareholders and regulators.

Andrea’s expertise extends to designing and conducting a broad range of financial services training for financial services providers, their senior executives and responsible managers, legal & compliance officers, consumer advocates and lawyers.

Andrea advises domestic and foreign institutions on acquiring financial services and credit licences and exemptions. She specialises in advising on structuring and establishing financial services and credit businesses including licence obligations, drafting plain English documents, procedures, systems audits and online web application processes. She also advises on regulatory compliance projects and audits, regulatory enforcement defences, and regulator investigations and disputes.

Andrew Rankin | Partner


Andrew is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience.

He regularly works with domestic and international clients on mergers & acquisitions, capital raisings, competition law and Australian regulatory compliance matters.

Andrew advises both private companies and publicly listed companies and has particularly strong experience in acting for those in the financial services, healthcare, aged care and agribusiness sectors. 

Craig Subocz | Senior Associate


Craig is an intellectual property and technology lawyer with expertise in all facets of IT contracting and procurement, including advising on competitive procurement processes and the preparation and negotiation of supply and service contracts, such as anything-as-a-service, agile software development, hardware supply and maintenance contracts and managed services arrangements. He has also worked with clients to develop terms of use for electronic commerce platforms.

Craig is experienced in data security and information privacy matters, such as preparing privacy and credit reporting policies, employee procedures and data breach response plans, as well as delivery of privacy training. Craig has a broad knowledge of Victorian and Commonwealth privacy laws, as well as the GDPR. Craig has advised a number of clients on compliance with the mandatory data breach notification requirements under the Privacy Act, including whether a data breach is notifiable and the preparation of notifications and applications for exemption from notification requirements.

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