Philip Catania

Partner. Melbourne.

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Phil Catania is the technology and intellectual property lawyer you want in your corner.

Recognised for his practical, proactive and risk-focussed approach, Phil has acted for some of Australia’s leading organisations in IT and IP matters. With a refreshingly personable attitude, he is able to provide expert advice in a manner which puts clients at ease during high pressure situations.

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Phil Catania is the technology and intellectual property lawyer you want in your corner.

Recognised for his practical, proactive and risk-focussed approach, Phil has acted for some of Australia’s leading organisations in IT and IP matters. With a refreshingly personable attitude, he is able to provide expert advice in a manner which puts clients at ease during high pressure situations.

These skills have come to the fore when acting on matters such as notable IT outsourcing programs for NAB, GE Capital, WA Water Corporation; IP licensing requirements for Woodside Petroleum Ltd; and data privacy issues for many multi-national organisations.

Phil’s combination of expertise, experience and attitude has garnered recognition from leading industry guides.

“2014 Melbourne Information Technology Lawyer of the Year” Best Lawyers Peer Review
Philip Catania

Philip's Expertise

  • IT outsourcing program for Water Corporation (WA) Acted for Australia’s largest utility by area, the Water Corporation, on its IT outsourcing program in 1996 and subsequent renewals and tenders to date
  • NAB IT infrastructure outsourcing to IBM Acting for NAB in its western outsourcing to IBM of its data centre operations and other IT infrastructure.
  • GE Capital IT outsourcing to CSC Acted for GE Capital in its local IT outsourcing to Computer Sciences Corporation under the auspices of its global master IT outsourcing agreement.
  • NBN Co Ltd. equipment procurement Advised NBN Co. in its procurement of both passive and active equipment for Australia’s national broadband network.
  • Multinational privacy issues Advising the Australian arm of many multi-national organisations, in respect to data privacy requirements.
  • IP licensing for Woodside Petroleum Ltd Advised Woodside in relation to IP licensing for LNG plants.

Philip's Leadership

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth Partner-In-Charge, Melbourne
    Executive Leadership Team Member
    India Focus Group Member
  • International Technology Law Association Australian Local Representative
  • Deakin University Law School Advisory Board Member
    Business Leaders Group, Vice Chancellor and Member

What others say

  • “Melbourne Information Technology Lawyer of the Year” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014
  • “Highly rated individual in the IT field, noted for his ability to provide ‘high-quality and commercial advice in a timely manner.’ He has extensive expertise in e-commerce, copyrights and trade marks.” Chambers Global Guide, 2010
  • “Described as having extensive experience and knowledge of our business” Chambers Global Guide, 2013
  • “Leading Lawyer - TMT: Information Technology” Chambers Global Guide, 2008-2014
  • “Preeminent Lawyer - TMT (VIC)” Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2013
  • “Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers (Information Technology)” Expert Guides: The Legal Media Group Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers, 2011
  • “Leading Lawyer - TMT” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2007-2012
  • “Philip has acted in some of Australia’s major IT implementations and represents some of Australia’s leading organisations in IT and IP matters, including worldwide ERP implementations and the resolution of IT disputes.” Chambers Global Guide, 2011
  • “Recommended Lawyer - Intellectual Property (VIC)” Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2011-2012
  • “Best Lawyer - Information Technology” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2008-2014
  • “Proactive, risk-focused, practical and personable” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2010/11
  • “Best Lawyer - Outsourcing and Telecommunications” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014

Philip's Thinking