Media & Technology

The intensely competitive and rapidly evolving the media and technology sectors pose a wealth of challenges and opportunities which demand constant evaluation. Our lawyers understand the legal and commercial needs for businesses in these sectors and offer cross-disciplinary skills and experience in areas such as regulation, corporate, intellectual property, employment, privacy and social media.

We advise stakeholders across these industries, from publishers and content providers, advertising and marketing companies, and pay TV channels, to software developers and ICT providers, as well as consumers of technology and ICT services.


  • Business sales and acquisitions
  • Business structuring
  • Commercial contracts and procurement
  • Defamation
  • Disputes, trade practices, competition, passing off and misleading and deceptive conduct
  • Employment
  • Intellectual property protection, commercialisation and enforcement
  • Licensing
  • Online, digital and social media law
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Regulatory advice


Aspermont Limited

Advising on joint ventures and funding agreements with government bodies for this listed publisher and event company specialising in the resources and agricultural industries.

Engineers Media

Advising on publishing services agreements, corporate governance and directors' duties, employment, and trademarks.

JCDecaux Australia Pty Limited 

Advising one of the leading providers in the street furniture advertising market on establishing an online community portal called The Pigeon Project, including privacy, trademark protection, user terms and conditions, contractual arrangements with ICT partners, and competitions regulation and licensing advice.

Advising on large infrastructure and services contracts with government, public transport providers and listed corporations. Advising on a whole-of-business data audit and related privacy, security and data protection issues.


Trade mark protection and enforcement, software licensing, privacy and copyright issues for this specialise software provider to the HR and Recruitment industries.

Magazine Networks

Industry body representing the largest online and digital magazine publishers in Australia. Our work has involved assisting the client with its corporate structure, Constitution, and related regulatory issues.

Pacific Magazines Pty Limited

Managing a large, international trademark portfolio for the second largest magazine publisher in Australia, and advising on online and digital publishing issues.

Publishers Australia Limited

Advising this industry body for small and medium-sized publishers on digital and online publishing, corporate governance, AGMs, business management and licensing arrangements.

The Healthy Mummy

Assisting the founders of this online business to realise the partial sale of the company to a fund of private equity investors.

Think TV

Trade mark and brand protection for this industry body representing the interests of the Commercial Television industry to the advertising and marketing community.

Universal Magazines Pty Ltd

Disputes, trade mark and branding advice, and employment matters.

Weir Minerals Australia Limited

Drafting bespoke software development and supply agreements for use with suppliers on a multimillion dollar automation project.

Our team



Our greatest asset is our talented and committed people – they enjoy what they do and value the opportunity to work together and with our clients. Our people are from diverse backgrounds and approach their work with intellectual rigour and enthusiasm.



ClarkeKann has received the Australia-Taiwan Business Excellence Award for our efforts promoting and advising on most of the major investments from Taiwan into Australia over the last 20 years. Click below for more details about Foreign Investment. VIEW MORE


Click below to subscribe to our publications and to receive the latest newsVIEW MORE