Ms Helen Clarke > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Brisbane, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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Communications & Technology and Intellectual Property.




An astute lawyer with strong technical skills and a distinct client focus, technology, communications and commercial law expert Helen Clarke specialises in innovative and commercially viable solutions. Experienced in all stages of documenting and negotiating commercial arrangements for IT and telecommunications procurement, from the preparation of tender documents through to post-transaction contract management, Helen applies a thorough, pragmatic and commercial approach to her practice. She has extensive experience acting for high profile private sector corporations and Government departments and agencies in a diverse range of industries including health, energy, telecommunications, financial services, education and manufacturing. Helen is a frequent adviser on telecommunications regulation and projects in Australia, including network rollouts, wholesale arrangements and telecommunications services agreements. She also has expertise in intellectual property protection and commercialisation, including technology licensing and collaborative research arrangements.


Editorial Panel Member LexisNexis Privacy Law Bulletin WiT (Women in Technology) Member Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Member and past Queensland committee member Queensland Law Society Member.

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Australia > Data protection

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Helen Clarke Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Corrs Chambers Westgarth handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious data privacy and governance matters, working across the financial services, technology, and retail sectors, as well as advising governments on Australian data provisions. The team is led by James North , who has a strong focus on technology, media and telecoms work, and advises major domestic and international businesses, including leading Big Tech clients. Eugenia Kolivos has a strong specialism in complex technology and data commercialisation, alongside privacy advice, while Brisbane’s Helen Clarke handles data breaches, commercialisation issues and global privacy reviews. Melbourne’s Arvind Dixit advises on a wide range of public and private IT projects, including data considerations. Lawyers are in Sydney unless otherwise indicated. Senior associate Jennifer Dean  has now joined Johnson Winter Slattery.

Australia > IT and telecoms

Corrs Chambers Westgarth acts for Australian and global corporations, major IT, telecoms and social media companies, and government institutions on major infrastructure and transformation projects, commercial mandates, disputes, product launches and regulatory matters. Assisting international clients on their investments into Australian telecoms assets is another strength of the team. Sydney-based James North is head of the group and is active in high-profile telecoms mandates for major Australian telecoms carriers. In Melbourne, Philip Catania, who has a background in both law and computer science, and is thus particularly skilled in handling technology disputes, whilst Helen Clarke in Brisbane acts for both public and private sector clients on their technology outsourcing transactions and software licensing agreements. Arvind Dixit is also a notable team member in the Melbourne office.