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Nicholas Boyle


Nicholas Boyle has experience in acting for and advising a range of clients on projects involving the digital transformation of businesses, procurement, design and implementation of complex IT systems, commercialisation of intellectual property and data protection and cyber-security related matters. Nick's clients include public sector bodies, start-up companies, large listed and private Australian corporations and multi-national organisations.

Nick advises clients on digital transformation projects, including design and implementation of technology systems and tools, technology-based outsourcing projects, business process outsourcing and software licensing arrangements, issues arising out of, and compliance with, the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and State and Territory privacy legislation, including in relation to the collection, use, processing and cross-border transfers of data, cyber security risks and mitigations and has assisted clients in navigating these issues in both pre- and post-incident scenarios and information and security related regulatory issues, including workplace surveillance and CCTV notice requirements.


  • Advising a major Australian financial institution on multiple evolving business process outsourcing engagements involving onshore and offshore vendors. This work includes but is not limited to strategic procurement, contract development and development of effective risk allocation mechanisms
  • Advising nbn co in relation to its procurement, software licensing and general commercial transactions
  • Advising a major Australian wellness and supplements brand on the commercial and IP aspects of arrangements for the distribution of its products in the Indonesian market
  • Advising Westpac in connection with the acquisition of Lloyds Australia, including in relation to the transitional services arrangements*
  • Advising QIC, a major Australian funds manager, on the requirements of Australian privacy laws (with a focus on requirements relating to cross-border data transfers) and approaches for ensuring compliance with those requirements as part of QIC's consideration of a new multi-jurisdictional cloud computing solution. QIC has operations in US, Europe and Asia so we coordinated the provision of advice from our DLA Piper colleagues in those jurisdictions on data protection/privacy requirements and provided advice on how to achieve compliance across the different applicable data protection and privacy regimes
  • Developing a new global privacy policy, cookie policy and website terms and conditions for Lendlease Group, including coordinating advice from DLA Piper colleagues in Hong Kong, Japan, US, UK, Spain and Italy on applicable data protection requirements
  • Advising an Australian bank on its arrangements with Microsoft for the provision of software-as-a-service across its domestic and international operations, including consideration of the implications of the APRA regulatory framework and Australian privacy laws*
  • Advising a variety of retailers (including Williams-Sonoma and lululemon) on Australian privacy and associated regulatory issues, including requirements for compliance with the Spam Act 2003 (Cth)
  • Advising one of the "Big Four" Australian banks on arrangements with a panel of vendors for the outsourcing application development and management services and business processes, including developing and negotiating the service descriptions and service level methodology*
  • Acting for one of the "Big Four" Australian banks on arrangements for the implementation and ongoing support of an electronic procurement system and associated services, including development and documentation of service descriptions, an acceptance testing regime and commercial terms for the arrangements*
*These matters were completed at a prior firm.


    Best Lawyers Australia

    • Information Technology Law, 2021-2025 ed

    Chambers Australia

    • TMT: Information Technology – Up and Coming, 2024 ed

    Legal 500 Asia-Pacific: Australia

    • Data Protection – Mention, 2021-2024 ed
    • Insurance – Mention, 2021 ed
    • Intellectual Property – Mention, 2022 ed
    • IT and Telecoms – Mention, 2018, 2021-2023 ed

    Prior Experience

    Nick previously worked as in-house counsel at one of the four major Australian banks, where he advised on procurement, brand and IP issues and general commercial transactions.

    Memberships And Affiliations

    • Law Society of New South Wales