Patrick Fair is an experienced commercial lawyer with expertise in  intellectual property, information systems, telecommunications regulation, radio communications, data governance and commercial contracting.



University of Sydney, B. Ec, LL. B

International Association of Privacy Professionals: Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) since 2014

Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors



Adjunct Professor, School of Information Technology, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University

Chairman, Communications Security Reference Panel, Communications Alliance since 2014

Member of the Security Workstream of the IoT Alliance of Australia

International Partner Baker McKenzie 2000-2019

Partner of Phillips Fox 1989-1999

Chairman, Internet Industry Association 1999-2002, 2012-2014

Director, Internet industry Association 1995-1998, 2011.

Chairman Figtree Systems Pty Limited 2003-2008.

Non-executive Director, Figtree Systems Pty Limited 1999-2002

President of Law Society of NSW 1997

Councillor of Law Society of NSW 1991-1998

Director of the Kindergarten Union of NSW 1984-1987

President of the University of Sydney Union 1993



Life Member of the Law Society of NSW

Fellow of the Australian Information Security Association

Cyber Security and Cybercrime Advisors Network (CyAN)

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Communications Alliance

International Association of Privacy Professionals

Copyright Society of Australia.

IoT Alliance of Australia



Regular speaker at meetings of the Australian Security Industry Association, Communications Alliance, the Association of Corporate Counsel and at other industry events and conferences.

Member of Security Enabler Workstream 3 at IoTAA, since 2016.

Member of auDA Direct Registration Advisory Panel, 2017.

Chaired IoT Industry Working Group for the Prime Minister's Cyber Security Advisory Council 2017.

Foundation shareholder of the College of Law.

Member Board Member Selection Committee of the College of law since 2016.

Member of the Advisory Panel to the ALRC on Copyright and the Digital Economy, 2013-2014.



Recommended Practitioner, Chambers, and TMT Recognized for his “encyclopaedic knowledge of laws concerning privacy and security”

Best Lawyers Australia, Information Technology Law and Telecommunications Law, 2016 – 2019 Recommended Practitioner – Chambers Asia Pacific.

Recommended Practitioner – PLC Which Lawyer

"Excellent Practitioner", Asia Pacific Legal 500

Patrick Fair Associates is a business name of Technology Law Pty Limited (ABN: 44 003 792 809) an

incorporated Legal Practice conducted under the supervision of Patrick Fair as authorised Principal.