Darren Sommers Principal Solicitor

Darren specialises in providing general commercial legal advice and specialist technology law advice to clients in the IT industry and other technology industries. In addition to his law degree, Darren has both an honours degree in Science and a Master of Information Technology. Darren has also previously worked as a software developer and business analyst for leading multi-national companies. Darren’s vocational experience in IT assists in providing his clients with practical and well targeted legal advice.

Darren has previously worked as general counsel for one of Australia’s largest online companies. Darren has also worked in other leading Melbourne based law firms as a senior lawyer.

Whilst focusing on technology companies, Darren also acts for clients in a range of industries and is well versed in corporate law and general commercial legal issues. Darren’s experience extends to the following areas of law:

  • IT and technology licensing
  • Online legal issues
  • Telecommunications
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Venture capital and other fund raising
  • Commercialisation and protection of intellectual property
  • Media law
  • International trade and negotiations


Darren is recommended in the Leading Technology Media & Telecommunications Lawyers (Victoria, 2018) category in the highly regarded Doyles Guide.

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Cloudy with a good chance of GST

Posted By on 14/08/17 at 6:20 PM

By Eli Bursky (Lawyer, Private Wealth) and Darren Sommers (Principal Solicitor, Technology) As the use of the cloud to provide digital products and services has grown, so too has the interest of governments in taxing cloud-based transactions. The difficulty for governments, such as Australia’s, is that the cloud infrastructure is largely located overseas and their … Read more