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Giles Whittaker

Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Mr. Whittaker is a corporate and transactional lawyer with a focus on technology, outsourcing and intellectual property (IP). He advises on a broad range of technology and broadcasting transactions, including procurement, implementation, IP licensing and commercialisation. Mr. Whittaker also provides regulatory advice regarding privacy, data retention and website content.

Mr. Whittaker joined K&L Gates in 2016 and has gained experience in the Corporate M&A and Complex Commercial Litigation and Disputes teams.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Whittaker worked as a consultant for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission gaining knowledge in the areas of corporate governance and fiduciary obligations. He also worked as a paralegal during his studies at university and completed clerkships with various national Australian law firms.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Advising a leading Victorian industry body on its implementation of a SalesForce system, including network and infrastructure services. 
  • Advising a global shopping centre company on its procurement and implementation of a range of IT supply agreements and human resource information system (HRIS). 
  • Advising a global consultancy firm on New South Wales IT procurement framework. 
  • Advising various clients regarding the procurement and implementation of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, including analysis and advice in regards to failed ERP projects. 
  • Advising a leading global online retailer in regards to its influencer agreements and Australian advertising regulations. 
  • Advising a new market entry on federal and state gambling regulations and framework. 
  • Advising various clients on applicable privacy regulations, including the drafting of privacy policies and collection statements. 
  • Advising varies clients on website terms of trade and content.