Ben Waldeck is a technology lawyer who advises software developers, fintech, and startup companies on a wide range of commercial legal matters. He has also advised on multi-million dollar enterprise government ICT contracts, enterprise software development contracts for the travel industry and provided advice on matters involving information security, privacy and data protection. Ben also assists with dispute resolution and litigation of technology and intellectual property-related matters, such as trade mark and copyright advice – particularly regarding software. Ben primarily operates in Brisbane and Gold Coast and has interstate clients as well.
Aside from his experience on enterprise contracts, Ben also drafts and advises on the following commercial agreements for technology, software and startup companies:
- IP / software license agreements
- Software development contracts
- Shareholders’ agreements
- Terms and conditions for SaaS, software and eCommerce companies
- Manufacturing agreements
- Business and share sale agreements
- Payment and direct debit terms agreements
Before becoming a lawyer in top-tier, boutique and smaller law firms, Ben worked in the technology sector, as a web & e-commerce developer, tech company director and IT company and project manager. This background allows Ben’s legal clients to freely ‘talk tech’ with him regarding their software, technology and business models. In fact, many clients have commented on how refreshing it is to speak to a lawyer that truly understands their technology. Some have voiced their dissatisfaction at being charged by the hour to explain their technology and business models to their previous lawyers.
Ben’s practical experience in both technology and law, puts his clients at a distinct advantage. His practical knowledge of technology allows Ben to advance his clients’ commercial positions and provide legal protection that can only come an intimate understanding of their technology and their goals.
More broadly, Ben assists with contract drafting, negotiation and commercialisation of intellectual property. He also acts for companies in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and a range of other commercial and corporate matters.