Paul Mallam has been one of Australia's leading Telecom/Media/Technology practitioners for 20 years. He has advised on every major legal and commercial development in Australia's TMT sector over the past two decades. Paul is recognised as a leading Australian lawyer in every major legal directory. His key strengths are a combination of cutting edge legal knowledge, a strong focus on overall strategy and lateral solutions, vast commercial and industry experience and very strong empathy with clients and the people with whom he works.
In addition to his client work, Paul is a prolific legal writer and presenter. Over the past 20 years he has written and presented some 200 papers, including at major international conferences such as the International Telecommunications Union in Geneva, the Pacific Telecommunications Conference, LawAsia and the International Institute of Communications. He has been an author or editor of many legal publications, such as the Communications Law Bulletin, Telecommunications Law and Policy, Media and Arts Law Review, Court Forms Pleadings and Precedents and Practice and Procedure in the High Court and Federal Court. He has co-authored the looseleaf service Media and Internet Law and Practice for 18 years.
Paul has advised on a enormous range of legal and commercial issues. As a result of this experience he is equally comfortable advising on commercial, litigious, regulatory and IP issues. This experience provides a strong advantage to clients, many of whom engage Paul as their "anchor" legal adviser. As a result of his reputation and experience Paul has been sought out by a large range of leading Australian clients over the course of his career, including 5 of Australia's 6 commercial television networks, a major national radio network, Australia's largest ISP, Australia's largest telco and several global technology companies.
In addition to his legal work Paul leads a full life. He has a strong interest in the visual arts and is an exhibiting artist. He is also an ocean swimmer, keen surfer and good cook. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his spouse and their six children.