Nicholas Pascoe

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Sydney, Australia
    Local Time: Monday 17:50

Practice Expertise

  • Technology

Areas of Practice

  • Technology

WSG Practice Industries


My focus is on providing practical solutions to contracting challenges, using my global experience to bring valuable insights to different projects. 

I am also known for advising on the ICT aspects of major M&A and asset recycling transactions, and have helped many clients manage the ICT risks arising from these deals.

Career highlights

  • NSW Government – advised on the competitive tender process to award the next licence to operate the centralised monitoring system for electronic gaming machines in NSW
  • NSW Government – negotiated funding arrangements with three major telecommunications companies to extend mobile coverage in key black spots in regional NSW  
  • Ausgrid – advised on the NSW Government’s retail electricity disposal project and associated transitional arrangements
  • Advised a major financial institution on data centre consolidation and outsourcing arrangements across 10 jurisdictions in Asia
  • Negotiated a managed private cloud outsourcing transaction for a major global insurer, for use across its business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa 
  • Helped several major clients with global IT infrastructure outsourcing transactions 
  • Advised state governments on ICT and business separation matters in relation to the long-term lease of five major Australian ports 
  • Negotiated separation and transitional arrangements for the sale of Lloyds Banking Group’s Australian lending business to Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Advised key clients on contractual arrangements with major ICT vendors such as DXC Technology, Fujitsu, IBM, Infosys, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and Telstra, including on responses to software audits
  • Recognised for his expertise in Best Lawyers in Information Technology Law.


  • Borgese, A & Pascoe, N 2016, ‘Australia: Outsourcing 2016’, in S Shooter & M Leach (eds.), The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Outsourcing 2016, 1st edn, Global Legal Group, London. 


Areas of Practice

  • Technology


  • How to navigate the cloud services procurement process

    Our experts explain how to overcome the challenges that may arise during cloud contract negotiations.

  • How to navigate ICT disputes

    Our expert panel (Anne McDonald (TfNSW), Mandy Bancroft (ITNewcom) and MinterEllison’s Jonathan Kelp and Alexander Horder) discusses some key issues to consider when managing ICT disputes.

  • Map to the future: Australian Government releases a roadmap for developing AI capability in Australia
    The global race to in AI is underway. The Commonwealth Government has recently contributed to the discussion with the release of Australia's AI Roadmap. It promotes strategies designed to advance Australia's AI capability and realise AI's potential for boosting industry productivity, creating jobs and economic growth, and improving the quality of life for Australians.
  • SOCI Round 2 – law reform now enacted

    The second tranche of the Security of Critical Infrastructure laws passed on 31 March 2022 and commenced on 2 April 2022. The Rules will shortly undergo final consultation. We outline the latest amendments and need for prompt compliance action.

  • COVID-19: Business continuity and software licensing risk

    COVID-19 will test an organisation’s business continuity and could potentially expose software licensing risks.


  • Australian legal insights into outsourcing
    As outsourcing practices continue to transform business operations, particularly in the area of technology, IT Law partners Anthony Borgese and Nicholas Pascoe provide an overview of common legal issues in outsourcing in Australia.
  • Technology issues in M&As: how IT impacts deal value

    Realising maximum value is critical to the success of an M&A transaction – but information technology (IT) is an often overlooked, yet critical aspect of such transactions.

  • Human Rights in a robot world: the promise and perils of new technologies
    In its Human Rights and Technology Discussion Paper, the Australian Human Rights Commission has outlined a number of proposed reforms to protect and enhance human rights in the context of new technologies (including AI).
  • Beyond Asimov's Three Laws: A new ethical framework for AI developers
    It's time for a discussion on the proposed Artificial Intelligence: Australia's Ethics Framework to inform the federal government's approach to AI ethics in Australia.

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