Sharon has 15 years’ experience in providing legal advice to the Australian Government and private sector clients. She was formerly a Partner at DLA Piper and prior to that, worked at Minter Ellison and Deacons.
In these roles, Sharon has worked on high-profile, complex and high-risk matters, including advising on the procurement projects for high value defence materiel, negotiating and drafting complex intellectual property joint ventures and developing funding agreements for high profile programs. Sharon also is recognised for developing and delivering high quality practical legal training.
Sharon was previously a Member of the Australian Capital Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal and a lecturer at the Australian National University, where she was the Convenor of the Consumer Law Practice unit at the Legal Workshop.
She holds a Masters Degree in Law and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Tasmania.
Sharon is a co-author of Outsourcing: A Practical Guide published by Globe Law and Business, 2015. She has been listed in Best Lawyers Australia in the Government Category since 2012 and has also been listed in the Intellectual Property Category for the past 2 years.
Sharon is renowned for providing high quality, strategic and practical legal advice to her clients. She provides services 7 days per week and can assist clients throughout Australia. Services provided are equivalent in quality to the services of a global law firm, but at a much more competitive price.
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Advising on the protection, enforcement and management of IP.
Advising on the licensing and commercialisation of IP.
Drafting and negotiating IP licences and agreements.
Undertaking IP licence audits and reviews.
PRIVACY, DATA PROTECTION & CYBERSECURITY
Providing practical advice on Australian data security obligations.
Drafting and reviewing data transfer agreements.
Liaising with regulatory authorities on compliance and breach issues.
CONTRACTING & PROCUREMENT
Drafting and negotiating contracts.
Drafting request for tender documentation.
Conducting tender evaluations.
Advising on procurement strategies.
Advising on contract negotiation strategies.
Revising contracts to reflect negotiated outcomes.
GENERAL COMMERCIAL ADVICE
Providing general commercial legal advice.
Providing actual and virtual legal secondments and overflow support for in-house legal teams, scalable to suit clients’ specific needs.
Providing a ‘General Counsel on Demand’ service for clients without a permanent in-house legal team or to fill short-term resourcing requirements.
Providing probity advice for procurement processes.
Drafting probity documentation for procurement processes.
Developing and delivering high quality, practical and tailored workshop-based training on contracting, contract management and intellectual property.