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Warwick Andersen

Special Counsel
+61.2.9513.2508
Fax +61.2.9513.2399
Mr. Andersen is a senior corporate lawyer with a focus on commercial, technology, telecommunications and sourcing projects. He has advised on system implementation and outsourcing projects, technology agreements, corporate support, privacy and telecommunications regulatory work. He has acted for government departments, large listed companies, telecommunications companies and technology suppliers.

His experience in technology procurement includes large scale system implementation projects, software licensing and maintenance, services agreements and business process and IT outsourcing for clients in both private and government sectors. Mr. Andersen has experience in telecommunications procurement projects, acting for both vendors and purchasers of telecommunications services and infrastructure.

Mr. Andersen also provides privacy advice including on privacy policies and controls, data breach advice and off-shore data transfers.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm in September 2017, Mr. Andersen spent time at a global law firm based in Sydney (for seven years) as special counsel in its IT / telecommunications group where he focused on information technology, telecommunications, and privacy matters.

Mr. Andersen gained experience working in the UK, Europe, Middle East and the U.S. while working for nine years as a senior associate in the London office of a leading U.S. firm with a technology and outsourcing focus.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Volunteer - Surf Life Saving
  • Refugee Advice Clinic
  • Advising Oil Search, Papua New Guinea's largest oil and gas exploration and development company, in relation to the negotiation of a system implementation and services agreement for its ERP implementation project.
  • Advising EnergyAustralia, a major Australian energy retailer, on a significant system implementation project to replace its ERP system.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Andersen's experience included:
  • Assisting a number of NSW Government departments in relation to technology procurement projects, including all the technology procurement required to set up Service NSW as a new NSW Government agency.
  • Assisting the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in relation to a number of procurement transactions, including the appointment of new card vendors.
  • Assisting Microsoft with a 50,000 seat cloud transaction, one of the largest cloud transactions in Australia to date.
  • Assisting Vodafone Hutchison Australia with a number of procurement projects, including the renegotiation of outsourcing arrangements with Tech Mahindra and network rollout projects.
  • Assisting Dimension Data with strategic relationship agreements with two of its largest business partners.