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Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Angela Flannery is a regulatory and compliance expert who assists clients on significant data transactions, and in establishing sophisticated due diligence programmes.

Biography

Angela is a partner in Holding redlich’s technology, media and telecommunications group.  Angela has over 20 years’ experience as a partner in private practice and in senior Australian federal government roles including as general counsel and first assistant secretary at the Department of Communications.  She has broad commercial law expertise in both transactional and regulatory matters, with a focus on data, telecommunications, media and technology.

Angela's experience includes acting for private sector clients in making submissions to government consultation processes on regulatory reform, providing advice to government agencies in investigations and regulatory enforcement (including in respect of privacy regulation) and advising corporates regarding compliance with the Competition and Consumer Act and other Australian law and regulation, including competition, consumer protection and privacy issues relating to telecommunications, technology and ad tech.

Angela has extensive experience in working with telecommunications companies in providing advice on regulatory compliance (including regarding spectrum licensing, carrier licensing, carrier powers and immunities and compliance with data retention requirements); advising communications companies on compliance with regulatory regimes, including content regulation, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) licensing requirements and other ACMA engagement; drafting and negotiating telecommunications and IT services contracts and contracts for fixed line and mobile infrastructure delivery and assisting corporates in establishing cyber security frameworks and privacy policies (including advice on digital privacy).

Angela is an officer of the communications law committee of the International Bar Association; a member of the Law Council of Australia media and communications committee; and a member of the Australian management committee for the International Institute of Communications.

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