Carwardine Legal is a law firm practising corporate, commercial and regulatory compliance law, and specialising in communications, internet, IT and engineering services. Corporate clients in these industries, as well as those in other industries which have a requirements for this specialist knowledge, engage Carwardine Legal to provide high quality legal services and advice, and appreciate the firm's responsiveness, commercial understanding of their business, understanding of the specific needs of in-house counsel and ability to meet those needs.
Due to the firm's size and low cost base, clients also appreciate the firm's ability to offer flexible fee structures and unparalleled value. The firm is based in Sydney, Australia.
Drafting, negotiating and executing commercial contracts including customer contracts, standard consumer terms (including SFOA), vendor and IT contracts, carrier contracts (fixed, mobile and MVNO), reseller agreements, service agreements and outsourcing/offshoring contracts.
Managing, structuring, negotiating and implementing major projects including submarine cable and satellite projects. Advising on indefeasible rights of use (IRUs), capacity use agreements (CUAs) and other submarine cable capacity purchase agreements, cable system supply tenders and contracts, spur/branch agreements, landing party agreements, marine maintenance agreements etc.
Planning, structuring, negotiating and executing corporate transactions include private equity mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, sale or purchase of shares, and sale or purchase of businesses/assets. Providing advice on shareholders agreements, corporate structuring and establishing companies.
Providing advice, compliance training and compliance programs in relation to the Competition and Consumer Act (including the Australian Consumer Law), the Telecommunications Act, the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code (TCP Code), premium phone/SMS regulations, and Privacy, Do Not Call, Spam and other law and regulation relevant to the communications, internet and IT industries.
TCP Code compliance
Assisting with compliance attestations, customer information compliance statements and critical information summaries, and developing compliance plans and compliance achievement plans, under the TCP Code.
Strategy and governance
Acting as a company director and company secretary. Advising executives, general counsel and corporate counsel on legal and regulatory issues, including at a strategic level. Preparing and managing corporate policies.
Advising in relation to intellectual property matters including copyright, trademarks and patents, and cloud computing and software-as-a-service issues.
Virtual general counsel
Providing virtual general counsel or corporate counsel services to corporations, on a basis which may be more cost-efficient than full-time employee coverage, or for temporary leave cover.