Corporate and Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Trade and Investment, Not for Profits
Fred is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who has enjoyed success in a broad range of practice areas – from property trusts, mining and resource matters to telecommunications, media, technology, pharmaceutical and venture capital clients. He has been actively involved in the International Bar Association and the International Law Section of the Law Council and has been recognised by Chambers, Euromoney and Who's Who Legal as one of the world's leading IT and eCommerce lawyers.
Fred holds degrees from Sydney and Harvard Universities. His experience includes over two decades as a partner at a major Australian law firm and two years in New York working for a major American firm.
He advises in relation to:
acquisitions and divestitures
startups: establishment, structuring and financing
IP protection and commercialisation, including licensing
Government and defence contracting
privacy and Cybersecurity
acquisitions and sales
Not for Profits
establishment and registration
Trade and investment
Fred has worked extensively in the area of international trade and assisted a number of foreign entities in establishing their Australian operations. Fred's clients regard him as a senior adviser to their businesses and his reputation makes him a lawyer of choice for many overseas companies doing business in Australia.
Fred wrote a book "Commercialisation of Intellectual Property" with co-authors, Professors Natalie Stoianoff and Ann Monotti, published in February 2019 by Lexis Nexis. He has also authored and edited the Australian chapters of international publications on M&A Agency and Distribution and Company Foundation. He is a regular speaker at domestic and international conferences.
a member of the Executive of the International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
an active member of the International Bar Association
a life member of the Commercial Law Association
a visiting lecturer in Law and Business at University of Technology, Sydney
a member of Licensing Executives Society
a member of Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
a member of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association.