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Paul Kallenbach

Paul Kallenbach



  • Commercialisation
  • Confidentiality and Trade Secrets
  • Business Acquisition, Separation and Integration
  • Cloud Computing

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Paul Kallenbach is an internationally recognised expert in technology law, having acted for icon names in Australian and international business.

His leading practice traverses multiple public and private industry sectors including financial services, mining and resources, government, health, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, ecommerce and telecommunications.

Paul's wide-ranging expertise spans strategic and global outsourcing, procurement and supply, technology contracting, licensing and commercialisation, ecommerce, privacy and content regulation, and intellectual property.

In addition to his formidable legal know-how, Paul brings a heightened understanding and sharp commercial focus to technology transactions, having established and managed a software start-up.

Some long-standing clients include Medibank Private, Port of Melbourne Corporation and WorkSafe Victoria.

Amongst his many independent peer accolades, Chambers Global singles Paul out as a 'bright man and a good negotiator' who 'really knows his stuff'.

Paul is a frequent commentator, platform speaker, author and guest lecturer on a wide range of legal and commercial issues across the technology sphere.


LLM, LLB (Hons), BComm
Areas of Practice

Business Acquisition, Separation and Integration | Cloud Computing | Commercialisation | Confidentiality and Trade Secrets | Contract and Commercial | Copyright | E-Commerce | Financial Services | Global and Cross-Border Transactions | Government | Import/Export | Intellectual Property | International Trade | Internet and Cyberspace | Internet and E-commerce | IP Management | Media | Outsourcing | Privacy | Privacy and Data Protection | Procurement | Procurement and Supply | Technology | Technology, Media and Telecommunications | Telecommunications | Trademarks

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Member, Advisory Board for the University of Melbourne's Centre for Media and Communications Law

Decrypting the Decryption Bill
MinterEllison, October 2018

Following a short period of public consultation, the Telecommunications and Other Amendments (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (Cth) (Bill) has been introduced into Parliament. Despite the extensive public concerns raised with the Exposure Draft version, only a small number of amendments have been made to the Bill. Following extensive submissions and much debate, the 'decryption Bill' has now been introduced into Parliament...

When IT Hurts, it Hurts: Cyber Attacks and Regulatory Action
MinterEllison, August 2016

Earlier this year, we released our inaugural cyber survey report, Perspectives on Cyber Risk (the Report), intended to provide insight into Australian organisations' cyber risk posture and cyber resilience capability.Perhaps one of the more surprising findings in the Report was that surveyed organisations did not appear to be overly concerned about the risk of regulatory action flowing from a cyber breach...

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