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Keypoint gets tech boost with hire of IP and technology specialist

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Keypoint Law is delighted to announce that it has appointed commercial and dispute resolution lawyer Suzy Schmitz to the firm, based in Melbourne.         

Suzy has over 15 years’ private practice experience, with a strong background in intellectual property and technology law.  Her expertise includes negotiating and documenting commercial transactions as well as acting in disputes such as misuse of data claims, and brand protection actions.   She works with entrepreneurs and tech start-ups though to SMEs and multinationals across a wide range of sectors, with particular expertise in the digital and retail space.   Suzy’s strong private practice background with Clayton Utz in Australia and leading UK firms Keystone Law and Kemp Little is complemented by her tremendous in-house experience, having led the Northern European legal team of FTSE 100 company, Reckitt Benckiser.   

Keypoint Law CEO Warren Kalinko stated:

Suzy’s return to Melbourne after 13 years in London presents Keypoint with an outstanding opportunity not just to continue the growth of our Melbourne practice but to strengthen our tech law offering across digital, social media, and marketing. She’s a first-class commercial and IP lawyer with a wealth of experience both in Australia and Europe, and we’re delighted she has joined our firm”.          

Suzy provides counsel on specialist topics relating to the digital space and is an authority on social media law, advising on platform terms of service, restrictions on the use of social media data, PR/crisis management, and commercial terms relating to social media marketing services.

Suzy said of her appointment, “I’m very excited to return to Melbourne and am honored to join the innovative Keypoint Law team.  Having seen Keystone Law revolutionize the UK market, I know there is no better option for clients or lawyers so it was the natural decision to choose to continue my practice with the firm.  Being dual Australian/UK qualified and with a deep understanding of the UK market, I look forward to sharing international insights with my Australian clients”. 

Suzy commences with Keypoint on 18 September 2017.

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