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Tim Lyons

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Intellectual Property and Technology


Tim leads our Technology and Sourcing practice in Australia. He has extensive experience in all areas of information and communications technology, including supply and outsourcing. He has specific expertise in procurement, focusing on large scale outsourcing transactions and complex upgrade and implementation projects. Tim has developed and negotiated numerous software development agreements for a number of the firm's clients. Tim has also provided standard software development, licensing and consultancy services agreements and maintenance and support agreements for a number of companies who provide software development services to larger organisations and for large suppliers. Tim frequently advises the Victorian Government and other purchasers of IT systems and products regarding issues specific to the information technology industry.


Supreme Court of Victoria, 1994.


Victorian Society for Computers and the Law Law Institute of Victoria, Commercial Division


Master of Laws, University of Melbourne, 2000; Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Monash University, 1993; Bachelor of Science, Monash University, 1991


IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

DLA Piper’s team features ‘heavy hitters in the world of outsourcing’, with ‘deep industry knowledge, strong commercial nous and a tireless work ethic that helps achieve strategic objectives’. Tim Lyons heads the practice after Peter Jones joined Herbert Smith Freehills in May 2019. It acts for private and public sector clients and regularly handles cross-border work, drawing on its wide network. Government-sector work included advice to Victoria Police in relation to the introduction of body-worn cameras, as well on procuring a mobile automatic number-plate recognition solution for its highway patrol fleet. It also assisted Kapsch, an international road telematics company, with providing tolling and freeway control systems to Melbourne’s multibillion-dollar West Gate tunnel project. Senior associate Sarah Dolan is also recommended.

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