Cameron Abbott

Practice Area Leader - Corporate

Level 25, 525 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia

Mr. Abbott is a practice area leader for the global corporate team and also co-practice group coordinator for the global commercial technology & sourcing group. He is also the privacy officer for the firm's Australian offices. He also leads and regularly writes posts for the K&L Gates blog on CyberWatch: Australia (https://www.cyberwatchaustralia.com).

Mr. Abbott is a corporate lawyer who focuses on technology, cybersecurity and privacy matters. He assists corporations and vendors in managing their technology requirements and contracts, particularly large outsourcing and technology procurements issues including licensing terms for SAP and Oracle and major system integration transactions.

Mr. Abbott partners with his clients to ensure market leading solutions are implemented in to their businesses. He concentrates on managing and negotiating complex technology solutions, which regularly span multiple jurisdictions as well as advising on electronic data retention and data privacy issues. In telecommunications he has helped clients navigate the pitfalls of rolling out ISP networks, Australia's first wholesale fiber to the home telecommunications networks and several embedded networks.

He partners with his clients, many of whom are utilities and heavy asset industries, to ensure market leading solutions are implemented with the best risk mitigation possible while retaining value for money commercials. With the deep focus around key platform implementations Cameron brings a detailed understanding of the approach and likely positions of all the major vendors in the market on key risk issues. Mr. Abbott acts for a range of large listed corporations, government corporations and departments as well as multi-national system integrators and software vendors. He has many years of experience working on transactions to and from Asia, especially India.

Education

  • B.Com, University of Melbourne (1995)
  • LL.B., University of Melbourne (1997)
    (Honours)
  • M.B.A., Monash University (2007)

Admissions

Federal Court of Australia, High Court of Australia, Supreme Court of Victoria
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