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Cameron Goodwin

Cameron Goodwin

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Cameron has been specialising in commercial law for the technology and telecommunications sectors for over a decade.  He has worked as the global General Counsel for Lab49 (a fin-tech consulting business operating in the US, EU and Australia), as senior counsel for the PMP group of companies (including its Australian data-analytics and IP-development businesses in the marketing services sector), and as a consultant counsel for major multinational companies in the defence-technology, telecommunications and automotive sectors.  He also has many years’ experience in top-tier firms both in Australia and Ireland (in his previous practice areas as an employment lawyer and a planning/environmental lawyer respectively).  His most recent stint living in Ireland saw him recognised by Legal500 as one of the country’s top General Counsel at the time.

He has always had a reputation for embracing the challenges inherent in complex transactions, and is known for finding solutions to achieve his clients’ objectives within the context of the overarching business relationships needed to support such solutions.  His various supporters, across three continents, consider his professional manner, sharpness, clarity of advice, commercial creativity, effective negotiation, and his sensitivities to business needs as just some of the reasons why his clients say he is, “fun to work with” – not often said about lawyers.

Curriculum Vitae

CAREER SUMMARY

Cameron has been specialising in commercial law for the technology and telecommunications sectors for over a decade, and prior to joining Switch was the global General Counsel for Lab49 (a fin-tech consulting business operating in the US, EU and Australia).

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Devised and delivered the prime contractor’s project subcontracting arrangements for an essential civil and military tech-infrastructure project in Australia;
  • Advised on, negotiated and closed “big data” analytics projects for a multinational client;
  • Delivered all contract documentation for an IT-telco business’ bid to supply global networking, telecommunications and related infrastructure/services for a multinational logistics company;
  • Negotiated, closed and managed master agreements with most of the top-tier US and UK global investment banks for the supply of industry-leading trading platform solutions and related software technologies for the banks’ capital markets divisions;
  • Collaborated with and advised a company’s IT and Group Security divisions to establish and implement all IT, data, physical, personnel security requirements for SSAE16-SOC2 audit certification of its operations globally;
  • Managed the global legal function (including Australian operations) for a multinational fin-tech consulting company, including: client/supplier contracting; privacy, data protection and data security; intellectual property and confidentiality; commercial property leases; marketing/advertising; employment; insurance; and corporate governance;
  • Included in Legal500’s “General Counsel Powerlist” (Ireland, October 2015).
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Law Firms

  • Clayton Utz – Melbourne (Senior Associate)
  • McCann FitzGerald – Dublin, Ireland (Foreign-qualified Lawyer)
  • Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) – Brisbane and Sydney (Articled Clerk then Lawyer)

Companies

  • Verizon Australia Pty Ltd – Melbourne (embedded consultant counsel)
  • Thales Australia Limited – Melbourne (embedded consultant counsel)
  • Lab49 Consulting Limited – Dublin, Ireland (General Counsel, covering global operations in US, EU and Australia)
  • PMP Limited – Melbourne (senior counsel)
  • Toyota Motor Corporation Australia – Melbourne (secondee counsel from Clayton Utz)

Degrees

  • Master of Commercial Law – University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Laws – University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) – University of Queensland
  • Associate diploma in Music (AMusA), Pianoforte – Australian Music Examinations Board

Other

  • Former associate to his Honour Senior Judge Tony Skoien (District Courts, Planning & Environment Courts, Queensland)
  • Former sommelier for Marco Pierre White (London) and the Hilton (Brisbane)