Bird & Bird (Sydney)

Shane Barber

Bird & Bird (Sydney)
Lawyer (Partner)

In addition to Shane Barber’s role as the Managing Partner of Australian operations, He is a corporate, communications and media lawyer looking after innovative clients operating both regionally and internationally. At Bird & Bird in Australia, they conduct a busy corporate firm focussed on the key industry sectors they serve globally. With over 30 years’ experience acting for some of Australia’s major corporations in the knowledge economy, Shane Barber is a key adviser to one of the country’s four leading telecommunications carriers, along with numerous carriage service providers and technology suppliers and customers. Over the years, he has also advised many media, communications and technology industry groups around the world, including in South Africa, Israel and New Zealand, on complex issues such as telecommunications interception, data storage and convergence. Increasingly, he is advising clients on regulatory issues arising in relation to emerging technology applications, including payments and Fintech. Today, Shane Barber is also one of the region’s network rollout legal and regulatory specialists and advise on two of the most significant telecommunications network rollout projects in Australia - including acting for Vodafone in its joint venture with Optus. A significant part of his practice is conducting corporate transactions regarding mergers and acquisitions, fundraising (including IPOs), capital markets regulation and providing corporate law advice for leading national and international organisations immersed in the new economy, particularly for enterprises in the advertising, travel and leisure and media industries. Before joining Bird & Bird, in addition to his role as a partner with another global law firm, Shane Barber was Corporate Counsel to the Optus Group. He has served as President of Australia’s Communications and Media Law Association on two occasions and is a former editor of the Communications Law Bulletin.

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871 Bulletin

Joost van Roosmalen, Pauline Kuipers, Shane Barber, Scott McInnes The Dutch Competition Authority closes regulatory investigation into a payment apps’ access from a Big Tech company (Apple)


The Dutch competition authority (ACM) has decided to close its investigation into payment apps’ access to Apple’s Near-Field Communication (NFC) antenna. The ACM concludes that the EU Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR) does not provide a legal basis for its investigation. As Bird & Bird (...)

Annette Printz Nielsen, Hans Svensson, Kim Kit Ow, Slawomir Szepietowski, Stefano Febbi, Konrad Siegler, Michael Jünemann, Kristiina Lehvilä, Ivan Sagál, Michelle Chan, Shane Barber, Joost van Roosmalen, Trystan Tether, Pauline Kuipers, Scott McInnes, Cathie-Rosalie Joly, Adrian Calvo The Dutch Competition Authority publishes its report on the role of big techs in the payment market


Dutch regulator calls for tighter regulation of Big Techs in payment market study On 1 December 2020, the Dutch competition authority (ACM) published its long-awaited report on the role of major technology firms (Big Techs) in the payment market. The publication of the report was expected in (...)

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