Chris Bevitt

Principal

Chris heads the commercial law team. He combines a strong intellectual property focus with the knowledge and experience gained from over 20 years of practise in commercial law.


  • Overview

    Chris Bevitt heads our commercial law team. He combines a strong intellectual property focus with the knowledge and experience gained from over 20 years of practise in commercial law.

    Chris advises on a broad range of contractual and transactional matters including acquisitions and disposals of businesses and shares, company structuring, shareholders agreements, advertising and sponsorship contracts, trading terms and conditions and other commercial contracts. In the IP commercialisation area, he assists with joint ventures, licensing agreements, supply and distribution agreements and manufacturing agreements.

    Chris has special interest in all aspects of information technology and communications law including software development, licensing and maintenance, outsourcing (IT and BPO), telecommunications contracts, ASP arrangements, ecommerce, government information technology conditions, and privacy law.

    Plain language drafting is one of Chris’ great strengths. He has prepared a comprehensive plain language training manual and has run many training courses in using plain language.

    Chris is recommended in the 2018 Intellectual Asset Management (IAM Patent 1000 2018). “Leading the commercial law team with aplomb, Chris Bevitt offers his remarkable business acumen to rights holders seeking commercialisation opportunities.”

    Chambers and Partners 2018 also list Chris as a notable practitioner.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales
    • Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales
    • Admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
    • Admitted as Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
    • Registered Trade Mark Attorney (Australia).

    Associations

    • Law Society of New South Wales
    • New South Wales Society for Computers and the Law
    • Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys.

    Languages

    • Spanish (professional working proficiency).
  • Services
  • Technical & Industry Expertise

    Technical Expertise

  • Publications
  • Technical Expertise

  • Chris Bevitt heads our commercial law team. He combines a strong intellectual property focus with the knowledge and experience gained from over 20 years of practise in commercial law.

    Chris advises on a broad range of contractual and transactional matters including acquisitions and disposals of businesses and shares, company structuring, shareholders agreements, advertising and sponsorship contracts, trading terms and conditions and other commercial contracts. In the IP commercialisation area, he assists with joint ventures, licensing agreements, supply and distribution agreements and manufacturing agreements.

    Chris has special interest in all aspects of information technology and communications law including software development, licensing and maintenance, outsourcing (IT and BPO), telecommunications contracts, ASP arrangements, ecommerce, government information technology conditions, and privacy law.

    Plain language drafting is one of Chris’ great strengths. He has prepared a comprehensive plain language training manual and has run many training courses in using plain language.

    Chris is recommended in the 2018 Intellectual Asset Management (IAM Patent 1000 2018). “Leading the commercial law team with aplomb, Chris Bevitt offers his remarkable business acumen to rights holders seeking commercialisation opportunities.”

    Chambers and Partners 2018 also list Chris as a notable practitioner.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales
    • Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales
    • Admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
    • Admitted as Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
    • Registered Trade Mark Attorney (Australia).

    Associations

    • Law Society of New South Wales
    • New South Wales Society for Computers and the Law
    • Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys.

    Languages

    • Spanish (professional working proficiency).