Bernadette Jew, Partner

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Bernadette Jew, Partner

Bernadette is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin's TMT and Project Services group. She has advised some of Australia’s largest companies across financial services, mining, energy, oil and gas, health, transport, retail, government, telecommunications and technology.

This includes advising on projects that are complex and transformational in nature with multiple dependencies, posing significant risks and challenges across the organisation. Key areas of focus include: As-A-Service and cloud strategies, outsourcing, shared services, sourcing, data protection and privacy, off-shoring, application development and management (ADM), technology investment and vendor management.

Over the past 12 months, Bernadette has advised on some of the most significant transformation and technology deals in the Asia Pacific region, including:

  • Advising a global resources company on a pioneering deal to transform its core enterprise IS&T systems to a global "As-A-Service" offering, based in the cloud. This is one of the largest As-A-Service cloud projects undertaken by a global corporation in the AsiaPac region to date.

  • Advising a Big-4 Australian Bank on a large-scale global IT project, and in relation to a number of cloud transactions.

  • Advising an LNG resources company on the establishment of its ERP systems.

  • Advising a major Australian telecommunications carrier on the establishment of new data centres to support its cloud arrangements.

  • Advising NSW Health in relation to its ongoing e-health strategy, including its Electronic Medical Management project.

Bernadette is recognised as one of Australia's leading lawyers advising on large-scale corporate transformation projects. Her accolades include being:

  • Listed in major legal directories such as Chambers Asia Pacific 2015, Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2016 and Best Lawyers 2015.

  • "One of the firm's go-to lawyers for technology work" (Chambers Asia Pacific 2014).

  • Commended for her "fantastic negotiating capabilities" (Chambers Asia Pacific 2011) and willingness to go "the extra mile" (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013).

  • Praised by clients for her commitment: "She is prepared to take on a challenge, will always say how it can be done and not that it cannot be done." (Chambers Asia Pacific 2012).

  • A Finalist in 2015 Euromoney Legal Media Group Asian Women in Business Law Awards.

Bernadette has completed degrees in law, commerce and music (piano performance). She previously qualified as a chartered accountant and worked as a taxation consultant for one of the Big 4 chartered accounting firms.

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