Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith


TMT Sector Head at Allens and head of the Allens Accelerate start-ups practice


Gavin’s practice focuses on all aspects of the technology, media and telecommunications sector. He has extensive experience working in both London and Australia and specialises in contracts for the procurement and development of large-scale technology platforms, technology licensing arrangements, major business process and technology outsourcing and offshoring deals, corporate transactions in the technology, telecommunications and new media sectors. Gavin also advises on major commercial contracts and regulatory advice for clients in the telecommunications and media industries and on data security and privacy issues.


Allens is an international law firm with offices throughout Australia and Asia. Allens has some of the world’s longest ongoing client relationships, stretching back more than 150 years. It’s a fact of which we are immensely proud and one we never take for granted. On 1 May 2012, Allens entered into an integrated alliance with leading global law firm Linklaters, expanding the service we offer our clients. We work with many of the world’s leading organisations – including 55 of the world’s top 100 companies and more than 75 of Australia’s top 100 companies.