Government and procurement talent joins Sparke Helmore

A public law, regulatory and IT practitioner with experience serving the Australian government has arrive…

A public law, regulatory and IT practitioner with experience serving the Australian government has arrived at Sparke Helmore Lawyers as a consultant, bringing substantial procurement expertise.

Australian firm Sparke Helmore Lawyers has hired Alexandra Wedutenko as a consultant in its Canberra government practice.

Wedutenko focuses on government, telecommunications and IT matters, and brings substantial experience of public procurement including negotiation of sourcing and business process outsourcing contracts.

She is an accomplished adviser on compliance with public law provisions and the regulatory regime such as competition law, as well as risk mitigation and privatisation.

Wedutenko has acted for significant public bodies concerning acquisition and maintenance of critical systems such as IT and communications infrastructure, software licensing, cloud computing, cybersecurity and data protection management.

Outside the technology context, she has also advised on procurement of medical supplies such as vaccines and apparatus requiring major capital expenditure, in addition to funding and financing, and strategic services mandates.

Earlier in her career Wedutenko spent two years as general counsel in the Australian government’s Department of Communications and the Arts (now Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications), followed by nine years at Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) and a year at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, leaving both firms as a partner.

She most recently ended 15 years at Clayton Utz, where her partner tenure included a stint as Canberra managing partner.

Sparke Helmore national managing partner Phillip Salem described Wedutenko in a statement as “an exceptional lawyer [who] will add further depth of expertise to our outstanding government team”.

Last year in November Sparke Helmore recruited a shipping and insurance partner from Colin Biggers & Paisley in Brisbane.


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