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Alex Horder

Al-ex Hor-derHe/himSenior Associate

Alex Horder is a technology, outsourcing and commercial lawyer who works closely with a range of public and private clients (domestic and international) in respect of business-critical and strategic technology and commercial transactions, particularly in the financial services and technology sectors.

Alex is also the Australian Lead for DLA Piper’s Artificial Intelligence offering, working closely with the firm’s stellar global capability in this area.

More specifically, Alex advises clients on a broad range of matters, including digital transformation transactions, AI implementation and governance, a broad range of outsourcing transactions, systems integration and separation projects, commercial transactions, strategic sourcing and procurement projects, intellectual property commercialisation, data protection and privacy.

In addition, Alex brings value to clients due to his experience negotiating against a range of major, international technology and telecommunications providers, and has also been retained for three strategic secondments to two of Australia’s 'Big 4' banks, as well as one of the world's largest consumer goods manufacturers.

Alex also has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (majoring in Journalism) and has utilised this qualification in legal practice, where precision and clarity of expression are of paramount importance.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales


  • Advised a key Australian consumer complaints body in relation to the strategic digital transformation of its key business systems.
  • Advised an Australian bank in relation to the renegotiation of its arrangements underlying its key customer-generation software, which took place in the broader context of a systems integration project arising as a result of a merger of various entities.
  • Advised a range of Australian financial services providers in the outsourcing of their respective contact centre capabilities and negotiating the contractual framework underlying the relevant outsourcings, against international, market-leading suppliers. These outsourcings were critical for the continued operation of the consumer-facing businesses of these institutions.
  • Advised an Australian financial services provider in relation to a number of its high-value strategic telecommunications projects, including the renegotiation of its arrangements with its various key telecommunications providers for various services.
  • Advised an Australian ‘Big 4’ bank in respect of the procurement of the Mastercard Payment Gateway System.
  • Advised an Australian financial services provider in relation to the procurement of an integrated software solution designed to assist in achieving compliance with the Consumer Data Right data protection regime in Australia.
  • Advised an Australian electricity distributor in relation to a procurement of a hybrid Software-as-a-Service/on-premise ERP and EAM solution from SAP, as well as the related four-staged, multi-vendor implementation process. This complex transaction assisted in transforming the client’s key business and IT processes.
  • Advised an international insurer in relation to a multi-vendor outsourcing of its production and disaster recovery data centre capabilities throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Advised various public and private entities in respect of the IT separation and transition activities to be undertaken in the broader context of mergers and acquisitions projects.
  • English
  • University of Technology, Sydney, Bachelor of Laws, 2013
  • University of Technology, Sydney, Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Journalism), 2013
  • University of Technology, Sydney Graduate Certificate of Legal Practice, 2013.

Prior Experience

Alex has been retained for:

  • two strategic secondments to two of Australia’s ‘Big 4’ banks, advising in relation to business-critical technology and commercial matters, including the negotiation of as-a-Service outsourcing transactions, software licensing, services procurement (including professional services) transactions, and the development and implementation of new and emerging technologies; and
  • a strategic secondment to one of the world’s largest consumer goods manufacturers, advising on a variety of matters in relation to the multi-billion dollar supply chain arm of the client’s business, including the implementation of a first-in-market, end-to-end e-commerce project.

Additional Information:

Alex utilises his journalism degree to assist in the:

production of articles, client alerts, tender responses, pitch documents, client guides, training materials, and legislative and regulatory submissions; and
review and general improvement of precedents agreements and commercial documents.

Alex also ensures that he uses his skills for the benefit of those less fortunate and dedicates as much time as is possible to assisting pro bono clients. To this end, Alex regularly seeks opportunities to assist clients in the mental health space and is a Non-Executive Director of an Australian mental health charity.


Memberships And Affiliations

  • Law Society of New South Wales