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Adrian Lawrence is the head of the Firm's Asia Pacific Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group. He is a partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie where he advises on media, intellectual property and information technology, providing advice in relation to major issues relating to the online and offline media interests. He is recognised as a leading Australian media and telecommunications lawyer.

On 28 February 2022, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission opened a public consultation on options for legislative reform to address concerns relating to the perceived dominance of certain digital platform services in Australia. The consultation discussion paper outlines options for addressing potential perceived harms to competition, consumers, and business users across a range of digital platform services markets, such as the social media, search, app, online retail and ad tech markets.

This series of four reports features key considerations and action points for business leaders and decision-makers in the region as they make strategic decisions, pursue growth and secure lasting success. Based on a custom survey of 800 respondents, in partnership with Acuris, this series spans four main areas of business: Supply Chains, New M&A Landscape, Digital Transformation and ESG.

For a little over a year now, the financial sector has been occupied with the need for resilience in the face of the challenges posed by the pandemic, but we are now swiftly and surely moving into the reform and renewal stages of recovery. It’s now time to reflect on what is changing as well as the lessons we have learnt so that the financial sector can continue to best serve and support its clients and markets.

Cybersecurity from compliance to crisis – With the ever-increasing threat of ransomware and other cybercrime, we offer a bird’s eye view of cybersecurity strategy focused on addressing risks, keeping up with regulatory and compliance issues, and managing a cyber crisis.
In our Deciphering Data Webinar Series, we provide a global perspective of what’s keeping executives awake at night with the world’s threat actors becoming seemingly more sophisticated every day, and give practical guidance on how to address these risks and concerns and prepare companies for challenges ahead.

In recent years, companies worldwide, including those belonging to the Technology, Media & Telecoms industry, have placed increased importance on ESGs and have shifted their initiatives and operations accordingly. In this episode of TMT Talk, Adrian Lawrence leads our panel of experts in a discussion about aspects of ESG that are relevant to supply chains. Aleesha Fowler, Doug Sanders, and Graham Stuart offer their insights on relevant developments, possible risks, and challenges that TMT companies with global supply chains need to know and consider.

The Australian Treasury has released an exposure draft of legislation, which, if implemented, would require operators of electronic platforms to report to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) identification and payment information regarding the sellers that participate on their platforms (“Sellers”).

This report, the third in our Asia Pacific Business Renewal Series, explores how digital transformation (DX) has become a driving force in business decision making, and how it will shape the business landscape over the decade to come. As companies respond to shifting demand patterns and propel their DX agenda, the conversation turns to areas such as managing emerging risks, creating value from new technologies and aligning DX efforts with business renewal.

An initiative of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, Privacy Awareness Week highlights the importance of protecting personal information and helps organisations navigate the privacy landscape. To mark the importance of this week, Baker McKenzie has partnered with Protiviti to launch a series of podcasts that explore how organisations are making compliance with privacy laws a priority, particularly in the key areas of how they approach data mapping, manage privacy risks and deal with data breaches.