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Alex Hutchens

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McCullough Robertson

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Technology, Media and Telecommunications




Alex is head of the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications group, and practices in telecommunications, IT, e-commerce, consumer protection and data protection law.  He is a leading lawyer in emerging areas such as cloud computing, machine to machine (M2M)/IOT technology and big data projects.  He also has significant experience in market competition and consumer protection issues, licensing and regulatory access, procurement and data protection/privacy law.

Alex acts on large transactions, such as major IT procurements and telecommunications services agreements, and also provides ongoing advisory services.  Clients include a broad range of listed and unlisted entities, including telecommunications providers, software and IT vendors, financial services organisations, airlines and resource and utility companies, and he advises clients in the public sector as well.

Alex has spent a number of years working in-house with various clients, including two-years as in-house lawyer for a national telecommunications carrier, advising on consumer product launches, commercial supply agreements, competition and consumer protection law compliance and privacy issues, and as IT counsel for a listed airline.


New South Wales Law Society


Bachelor of Laws (Hons) – The Australian National University
Bachelor of Arts – The Australian National University


IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

McCullough Robertson has attracted a diverse range of interesting matters; it continues to assist Telstra’s wireless team with its connected car initiatives, and Police Bank, a mutual financial institution servicing the police community, instructed the team to review its compliance with privacy laws. The team also advises IT and cybersecurity consultancy Alcorn Group, which carries out tests to identify IT security weaknesses, on testing engagements with blue-chip corporate and government entities. Former Henry Davis York TMT practice head Matthew McMillan bolstered the nine-partner team, which is led by Alex Hutchens. Paul McLachlan advises on technology, social media and competition and consumer issues.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Belinda Breakspear's team at McCullough Robertson advises clients on brand protection and management matters. The team has continued to grow its contentious capacities; Breakspear acts on behalf of the Australian Agricultural Company for its international trade mark portfolio management. Terry White Chemmart instructs the team to handle international enforcement mandates. Litigator Peter Stokes in Brisbane and Alex Hutchens and Paul McLachlan, both in Sydney, are singled out. The team has been bolstered by the addition of Matthew McMillan.

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