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Media and communications

‘Highly expert in their field’ CLIENT SURVEY 2010

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Stuart HiltonApp development challenges for Cth agencies – Stuart Hilton, Senior Lawyer at AGS.


Adrian SnooksCloud guidelines for government Adrian Snooks, Senior Executive Lawyer at AGS. + transcript


Andrew SchatzGovernment 2.0 – from talk to walk: Hear Andrew Schatz, Senior Lawyer at AGS. + transcript


'In the area of information access law, AGS has several excellent lawyers with long experience and deep knowledge about the relevant laws.' CLIENT SURVEY 2011

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AGS Fact sheet 23  App development legal issues (November 2012)


Negotiating the cloud – legal issues in cloud computing agreements


'In all cases the AGS has acted very effectively to marry commercial principles with the obligations and accountabilities that apply to the public sector in dealing with coporate matters' CLIENT REFERENCE 2012

Information technology

AGS is at the forefront of technology issues that are reshaping organisations in business and government, including cloud computing, Gov 2.0 and Web 2.0, social networking, biometrics, identity management, customer self-service, open source, web services, networking, intellectual property, data centres, consolidation, mainframe and enterprise computing, telecommunications, coordinated ICT procurement and open sourcing.

Whether you are developing a new system or service, procuring an off-the-shelf solution, or bringing together technologies to produce a business outcome for your organisation, AGS can help you at every step of the way with your ICT projects, with sound, practical advice.

We can quickly identify legal issues that need to be considered in your project strategy, help with planning running the most effective procurements, develop effective and user-friendly terms and conditions and contract frameworks, assist in ensuring processes are highly defensible and policy-compliant, help in achieving the best possible negotiation outcomes and ensure that contractor performance can be effectively managed and enforced throughout the life of the arrangements.

Our large national team of ICT lawyers have computer science and information management qualifications, private sector ICT experience and hands-on management of internet and ICT businesses.

We advise on ICT contracting agreements (including IT consultancies), systems integration, facilities management, IP protection and licensing agreements, software licences, software development, modification and support agreements, hardware acquisition and maintenance agreements, IT outsourcing agreements and standing-offer arrangements.

  Tony Beal Adrian Snooks Jo Piva
  Tony Beal
Deputy General Counsel Commercial
T 02 6253 7231
Adrian Snooks
National Leader Commercial
T 02 6253 7192
Joanna Piva
Senior Executive Lawyer
T 02 6253 7122

  Rachel Chua Senior Executive Lawyer 02 6253 7086
  Kenneth Eagle National Manager Commercial 03 9242 1290
  Stuart Hilton Senior Executive Lawyer 03 9242 1431
  Kate Brophy Senior Lawyer 02 9581 7678
  Swee-Kim Tan Senior Lawyer 02 6253 7441
  Kate Brophy Senior Lawyer 02 9581 7678