James specialises in telecommunications and information technology law. He has over 25 years’ experience advising both suppliers who provide, and customers who acquire, telecommunications services, products and infrastructure, information technology systems and software, and software-as-a-service platforms and services. James also has extensive experience advising clients, both in government and the private sector, undertaking information technology procurements and tenders.
For much of this career, James acted for a telecommunications carrier, and saw it through the expansion of its network, negotiation of key infrastructure and access arrangements, negotiation of service arrangements with its key and small customers, as well the various regulatory issues that arose, as that carrier’s operations expanded. Most recently, that work has involved two major international undersea cable projects, as well as a consortium to procure capacity to connect education networks across Asia and Europe.
James has acted in whole-of-enterprise or government transactions, and for large, medium and small clients and understands the particular drivers and challenges facing each of those clients. Although he has acted as an external lawyer, his clients see him as a member of their team.
James’ experience includes advising: