Specialist technology lawyers who speak your languageIf you spend every day at the cutting edge, in the fast-paced environment of innovation and tech solutions, you don’t want to waste time or money educating your legal team. The technical aspects of your business should be a ‘given’ – your commercial lawyers are there to protect, expand and maximise your opportunities. At Rouse Lawyers, there’s no need to teach us about code or what language or infrastructure you use. Our lawyers are technology specialists; some are even software developers in their own right. And we don’t just talk the talk; it’s part of our ethos to implement the latest technologies in-house. We love a good Trello board here, and automation is our friend. It’s what makes us lean, mean and efficient, as well as putting us in the best possible position to offer expert level solutions.
What can our experienced technology lawyers do for you?How do we know so much about the development world? We keep it close! Aside from our dedication to in-house applications, we’ve worked with clients in areas including:
- web and software development
- mobile device applications
- software as a service
- infrastructure as a service
- website terms and conditions
- integration and platform agreements
- managed services
- cloud hosting services
- privacy and data issues in the online environment
- technology procurement and maintenance
- technology white labelling
- digital advertising
- software licensing and maintenance
- managing major data breaches
- intellectual property protection
- software patents and copyright;
- founder and employee IP assignment, copyright and code
- technology disputes and litigation.
Fee certainty means the only surprise is an outstanding resultWe know software development can be full of surprises but we don’t think your legal costs should be. That’s why we offer fixed fees whenever possible. We provide a number of engagement models to suit different business structures, but they all have one thing in common: whether we are charging a fixed fee or a case-based accurate estimate, you can be sure that you will always have cost certainty.
Rouse Lawyers – not a boiler plate legal teamYour software isn’t boiler plate, your legal team shouldn’t be either. Come speak to the lawyers that will get excited about your projects and want to build a lasting relationship to see you through the cycles of your business. Give us a call, we’d love to hear about your work. Or maybe we will run into each other at the next pitch night in the city?
Team Leader: Michael Barber
Michael has a multi-disciplinary approach and qualifications extend his capacity to service his clients by bridging the gap between business, technology and law.
Practice Area Expert:
Sonja van der Steen
Sonja is a lawyer in the corporate and commercial team with experience in providing advice on business transactions, legal issues and compliance. She has gained corporate and commercial experience in a large national firm and through in-house counsel roles. Merging commercial legal firm and in-house experience Sonja seeks to identify practical solutions to help realise her client’s commercial objectives. Sonja’s previous career as an international flight attendant gives her a client focused approach.
Software as a ServicePreparing software development and maintenance contracts for a “fly-through” property software provider supplying the likes of FKP and Mirvac.
Enterprise Technology Commission SchemeDrafting documentation to regulate multi-layered commission models for an enterprise technology company.
Remote DiagnosticsActing for a medical technology company setting up a unique remote diagnostics service.
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