Andrew Hynd is a partner in the firm's Corporate & Commercial group, with specialist experience in information technology and procurement.
Andrew has over 20 years’ experience acting for a range of public and private sector organisations on IT projects, especially software licensing, implementation and support, cloud services and privacy and data advice. He is highly regarded for the commercial and pragmatic advice he provides, with a specific focus on strategic procurement and the development, negotiation and implementation of complex contracts.
Andrew regularly advises local and international clients on privacy compliance issues, as well as a broad range of issues relating to data – including value capture, management, security and breaches. He also advise clients on software licensing and support contracts, ICT services, cloud computing and privacy and data security and offer clients a wealth of expertise and a strong commercial focus on all aspects of ICT projects. Andrew is very experienced in government contracting, having advised on the development of the Queensland Information Technology Contracting (QITC) Framework in Queensland and the equivalent framework in New South Wales (Procure IT). Andrew also assist clients in the startup ecosystem, providing initial advice on structuring, IP protection, fund raising and funding agreements, NDAs and employment arrangements, regulatory issues and services agreements.
Aside from his recognition in Best Lawyers in Australia, Andrew is also listed as a recommended Queensland Technology, Media & Telecommunications lawyer in the 2019 and 2020 edition of Doyle's Guide.