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DARREN SOMMERS

Darren specialises in providing general commercial legal advice and specialist technology law advice to clients in the IT industry and other technology industries. In addition to his law degree, Darren has both an honours degree in Science and a Master of Information Technology. Darren has previously worked as a software developer and business analyst for leading multi-national companies. Darren’s vocational experience in IT assists in providing his clients with practical and well targeted legal advice.


He has also worked as general counsel for one of Australia’s largest online companies, and been a Partner/Principal Lawyer in two of Melbourne's best known boutique law firms. 


Whilst focusing on technology companies, Darren also acts for clients in a range of industries and is well versed in corporate law and general commercial legal issues. Darren’s experience extends to the following areas of law:

  • IT and technology licensing

  • Online legal issues

  • Telecommunications

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Venture capital and other fund raising

  • Commercialisation and protection of intellectual property

  • International trade and negotiations


RECOGNITION

Darren has been recommended in the Leading Technology Media & Telecommunications Lawyers in Victoria category in the highly regarded Doyles Guide for two consecutive years (2018-2019).

EXTERNAL LEGAL FIRMS

We work with a range of external legal firms both in Melbourne, around Australia and overseas.  

Our networks allow us to lead your larger projects, and make use of trusted resources from larger firms. 

You get the best of both worlds this way - you still work with us as your primary legal counsel and transaction lead, but have comfort knowing that sufficient resources can be dedicated to your project on short notice. 

 

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