Rebecca Lindhout is a Special Counsel in the Commercial team. She has experience across a wide range of commercial and corporate advisory matters including in relation to media rights, technology, telecommunications, outsourcing, data security and privacy, and the commercialisation of intellectual property. She also provides support in relation to the technology and intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining HWL Ebsworth, Rebecca worked at Slaughter and May (London), King & Wood Mallesons (Sydney) and recently worked in-house at FOX SPORTS Australia.
Rebecca obtained her Law degree from Oxford University. She is a member of the executive committee of the Communications and Media Law Association (CAMLA).
Rebecca’s experience includes:
- Negotiating media rights agreements including FOX SPORTS Australia’s 2015 renegotiation and extension of its National Rugby League media rights agreement and the first Formula 1 Pay TV media rights agreement, and subsequently advising on the commercialisation of those rights;
- Advising on the implementation and operation of FOX SPORTS Australia’s cutting edge Distributed Production Network solution which enables centralised production of live sports coverage from remote production hubs;
- Advising the SA Government in relation to the technology and ongoing services aspects of the $1.605 billion commercialisation of the State’s lands titling and valuation services;
- Advising media, technology, property management and education clients on a range of technology and telco projects including in relation to:
- the procurement of software, hardware and related support services;
- the procurement of facilities management solutions;
- the development and implementation of ‘software as a service solutions’ and other cloud-based offerings; and
- the development and implementation of business continuity and disaster recovery strategies and solutions;
- Advising FOX SPORTS Australia on the engagement of on-air talent, commentators and journalists; and
- Advising on the commercialisation of intellectual property rights, including RMS in relation to its proprietary software licensing arrangements and Sport by Numbers in relation to its data and statistics.