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Andrew Jaworski

Special Counsel
Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Andrew Jaworski is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a focus on technology, new media, intellectual property, privacy and data security. Mr. Jaworski also advises on a range of media matters including broadcasting, brand protection, content commercialisation and licensing arrangements. He has worked in private practice, both in Australia and in the UK, where he was a senior solicitor for a premium technology-focused firm and, more recently, as special counsel at an international top tier firm. He also has extensive in-house experience, having worked as a senior counsel in the digital media and technology team at BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC in London. Mr. Jaworski was also the ASEAN legal lead for Accenture’s Communications, Media and Technology team based in Singapore where he was involved in a number of complex and high value outsourcing and systems integration deals in the region. More recently, he has enjoyed a number of secondments, including with an international broadcaster, an international telecommunications company, a top tier IT service provider and a global online real estate advertising company.

Mr. Jaworski routinely advises on complex procurement projects in the technology sphere, including systems integration agreements, software licensing (including SaaS), maintenance and hosting (including public/private cloud), PaaS and IaaS arrangements and the procurement of technology and technology related services. He has also negotiated numerous agreements in the IoT, medical device, and biotechnology sphere.

A substantial proportion of his work has involved global deals and cross-border transactions. Prior to studying law Mr. Jaworski was an optometrist and held senior positions in both the private/public health and clinical research sectors. 

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Australian and New Zealand Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals 
  • International Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals 
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand 
  • Victorian Society for Computers and the Law
  • Advising public and private sector clients in relation to supply chain and outsourcing arrangements, including, for example, advising BP on a global framework agreement with a global telecommunications company. 
  • Advising a major telecommunications company on its AUD2 billion+ global product and services agreement with a top-tier IT vendor. 
  • Advising a major telecommunications company on its go-to-market arrangements with a top-tier IT vendor, locally and internationally. 
  • Advising a start-up blockchain technology company on strategic partnering arrangements. 
  • Advising a toll-way operator on the transition and replacement of its multimillion dollar back-office component of the tolling system for the East Link Freeway with a Spanish vendor. 
  • Advising a top tier IT vendor on an infrastructure outsourcing agreement for a Singaporean telecommunication company's public cloud offering. 
  • Advising top-tier IT vendor on an ERP system integration and application outsourcing agreement with Singapore's largest integrated resort. 
  • Advising the Bank of the Philippine Islands on its multi-million dollar contact centre and IaaS outsourcing with IBM. 
  • Advising top-tier IT vendor on its agreement with one of Australia's largest banks for its new core banking platform. 
  • Advising one of Australia’s largest retailers throughout the procurement and contracting process for its replacement merchandise planning platform. 
  • Advising the commercial arm of an international broadcaster on a “Global Business Transformation Project”, including a framework and co-operation agreement with 6 top tier outsourcing vendors, utilising multi-sourcing and prime contractor models for various project streams. 
  • Advising the commercial arm of an international broadcaster on in/out licensing and the commercialisation of digital content including web-site licensing and franchising arrangements for the exploitation of localised versions of websites (including an Australian edition of Top Gear with ACP Magazines Ltd). 
  • Advising the B2B division of an international broadcaster providing online content on its contractual arrangements with distributors, collecting agencies and all agreements associated with the ultimate outsourcing of its website platform and distribution of content and e-commerce functionality. 
  • Advising a major telecommunications company on its contractual arrangements for its music subscription service. 
  • Advising one of Australia’s largest marketing companies and print directory publishers, on its commercial arrangements with its national and global print and paper suppliers. 
  • Advising on a contact centre and e-commerce functionality for an MMORPG with a micropayment system and a B2C e-commerce site with DTO and e-commerce functionality. 
  • Advising one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds on vendors’ responses to its RFP and negotiating with the short-listed top-tier vendors for its multi-million dollar replacement core insurance platform. 
  • Advising a SaaS cloud-based start-up on its commercial arrangements with a large international marketing agency, including a privacy-related advice. 
  • Advising one of Australia’s largest health insurers on a multi-million SI and maintenance agreement for its replacement PHI platform (including all regulatory issues such as privacy, compliance with PHI and health records legislation) with IBM and SAP. 
  • Advising a Commonwealth Department throughout the procurement process and negotiating the SI and licence agreement for the government’s replacement child support payment platform with SAP and top-tier IT vendor. 
  • Advising one of Australia's largest health insurers on its IT transformation project, with parallel negotiations with two vendors, leading to contract. 
  • Advising a major telecommunications company on its M2M tele-monitoring agreement with a health insurer and health service provider. 
  • Advising on and negotiating complex contracts (including those based on PPPs and other government contracts) with hospitals for the supply of medical technology for cancer diagnostic and treatment systems, including developing contracting models for the supply and support of medical technology with cloud technology, big data and analytics. 
  • Advising one of Australia's largest health insurers and a top-tier IT service provider on its contracts for tele-health services, including privacy and health records related advice. 
  • Advising a major telecommunications company on its re-seller arrangements with top tier cloud vendors and other suppliers of SaaS, IaaS and PaaS products, locally and internationally, including all privacy advice. 
  • Advising customers and developers on app development for various platforms, including advising a health service provider on its app development and TGA regulation of Software as a Medical Device (SaMDs), Mobile Medical Applications (MMAs) and Mobile Medical Devices (MMDs) (including privacy advice on maintaining health records in a cloud environment). 
  • Reviewing privacy practices and policies and advising on amendments to precedents to comply with reforms to privacy legislation for various clients, including one of Australia's largest health insurers, one of Australia's largest national banks, a leading supplier of innovative technology solutions for the financial markets, wealth management and mortgage sectors and one of Australia's largest retailers.