Peter Brudenall

Senior IT Lawyer
Simmons & Simmons

Peter Brudenall is a senior solicitor in the IT & e-Business practice, and joined the firm in June 2001. Peter was previously an associate in the Information Technology and Communications group of Baker & McKenzie's Sydney office. Peter graduated with Honours in Law from the Australian National University in 1994, and obtained a Masters in Law from the University of New South Wales in 1997, specialising in Media, Communications and Information Technology. He has been widely published in legal journals in the UK and Australia.

Peter advises on all areas of Information Technology Law and New Media Law including outsourcing, the legal issues with respect to aggregation and "screen scraping" services including providing advice to Australia's largest internet portal, NineMSN, in relation to its proposal to provide an aggregation service for its users, systems integration, evaluation of tender proposals, intellectual property issues, software development projects, data protection, Internet and e-commerce issues. Peter also has extensive experience in the negotiation of IT agreements.

Since joining the firm he has advised organisations including the Home Office on the National Probation Service's outsourcing of its information systems, Barclays Bank, Goldman Sachs and the BBC with respect to various e-commerce and e-procurement issues, and the Medicines Control Agency on its Information Management Strategy.

Prior to joining the firm, Peter advised leading IT companies including EDS, Ninemsn, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, Accenture and Cable & Wireless Optus. Peter has also worked as Business and Legal Affairs Executive with a leading Australian production company, and was an in-house legal advisor to Copyright Agency Limited, an Australian copyright collecting society.

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