IT & Telecommunications

Planet Software sells to QSR International

Piper Alderman assisted Planet Software with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of the sale of Planet Software, including by managing the cross-jurisdictional issues that arose as the result of the purchasing group being headquartered in the United States.

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Access Digital sells to Over The Wire Holdings

Piper Alderman was pleased to act for ISP provider Access Digital Networks and IT support service provider Interactive Gateways Australia (together, Access Digital) on the sale of their businesses to ASX-listed Over The Wire Holdings Ltd, an internet and infrastructure business with a market capitalisation of approximately $266 million.

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Smart Contracts: Don’t kill all the lawyers, just yet…

Smart contracts have been dubbed the technology which will bring an end to the legal profession as we know it. This insight discusses what we can expect from smart contracts and why this technology probably won’t lead to the demise of the legal profession.

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Facebook’s Libra Coin and Australian Law: Liberty or Lawlessness?

On 18 June 2019 Facebook released its whitepaper for its long-awaited planned cryptocurrency Libra coin, disclosing that Facebook will participate in, but not control the new token, which will be governed by the Libra Association, an independent not-for-profit membership organisation headquartered in Geneva Switzerland.

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Update on Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches scheme

In our earlier article ‘Data Breach Response Planning: Getting Down to Business’ we referred to the introduction of a mandatory new Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme  in Australia and outlined some steps organisations could take to prepare. The changes were introduced by the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth).

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