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Steven Hunwicks - Associate

Steven Hunwicks Steven is an expert legal advisor skilled in all aspects of technology law.

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Steven is an expert legal advisor skilled in all aspects of technology law.  With over 15 years' experience in various commercial and legal roles and focusing on the Information and Communications Technology sector, he is a proficient advisor to business owners, entrepreneurs and corporate bodies alike with regards to IT contracting, technology projects and strategies, intellectual property (IP) protection and privacy matters.

He has experience in telecommunications, trade marks and copyright law, software development, IP licensing and commercialisation, privacy and data protection, as well as in business sales, commercial leasing and tax law.

Steven holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) and Juris Doctor (with Distinction).

Areas of Practice

  • Advising on and drafting commercial agreements specifically concerned with technology procurement (including GITC), master service and service level agreements, software development, and licensing agreements for cloud based and onsite install arrangements.
  • Advising corporate clients in matters relating to IP commercialisation, licensing and acquisition of third party IP.
  • Advising corporate clients in relation to IP due diligence enquiries, particularly with regard to acquisition of software, trade marks and copyright.
  • Advising companies in relation to privacy legislation, compliance and drafting privacy policies.
  • Advising businesses with respect to trade mark protection, international and domestic trade mark filing strategies and brand enforcement.
  • Assisting bodies corporate and other land owners to negotiate long-term leases to telecommunications carriers and Internet of Things (IoT) operators for installing network equipment and fibre backhaul services.
  • Advising a Western Australian local government authority on and negotiating the terms of its software licence and support agreement for a hosted payroll and employment award administration solution.
  • Advising a hosting services provider on a Customer Contract under GITC version 5.03 for its provision of systems-critical cloud based managed desktop services, software applications and data connectivity over a contract period of up to 5 years. By delivering cloud based services, the hosting provider will facilitate Council's transition away from self-managed data centres and connectivity services.