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Please join the Copyright Society of Australia to celebrate yet another exciting year in copyright. As we approach the Society’s 40th birthday in 2020, we’re delighted to have foundation members and copyright warhorses Peter Banki AM and Charles Alexander in a keynote Q&A conducted by copyright young guns Zeina Milicevic and Cate Nagy.  Join us as Zeina and Cate prise priceless copyright anecdotes out of Peter and Charles covering the course of the Society’s storied history

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Event: 2019 End of Year Event
Speaker: Peter Banki AM & Charles Alexander in conversation with Cate Nagy & Zeina Milicevic
Date: Tuesday 26 November 2019
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Cost: Members $50 (login required for purchase) & Non-Members $75
Venue: Private Kitchen, Level 3, The Old Rum Store, 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale NSW 2008

Charles Alexander

Charles Alexander practiced for over 40 years, principally in the area of an intellectual property specialist. He was best known for his work in the areas of copyright and privacy. With a passion for the media, broadcasting, telecommunications and entertainment industries. Charles has made a name for himself locally and internationally providing advice and strategic guidance on issues that impact a rapidly changing landscape. Clients he has acted for include Singtel Optus, Qantas, the Nielsen Company, News Ltd, Fairfax Media, Fitness Australia, Live Performance Australia, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Foxtel, Motion Picture Association, the Copyright Advisory Group for Australian Schools, Commercial Radio Australia, the Association of Independent Schools of NSW and the Catholic Education Commission. Formerly a partner at Minter Ellison, Charles is now a legal consultant. He was named for a number of years as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific, the APL 500 and Best Lawyers in Australia. He was Highly Recommended in the area of Intellectual Property in PLC Which Lawyer. He was a member of the Law Council of Australia Intellectual Property committee and is currently a member of its Primary Committee.


Peter Banki AM

Peter is one of Australia’s most respected intellectual property practitioners. He has extensive experience in advising on, negotiating and documenting commercial transactions involving intellectual property and in areas of related law; in particular, in the publishing, digital, media and entertainment industries. Peter has represented parties in a number of landmark cases in the Federal Court and High Court of Australia and the Australian Copyright Tribunal and given expert evidence on Australian law in litigation in foreign jurisdictions. Peter was a founding partner of the Banki Haddock Fiora partnership in 1995. He has been a member of Australian and international committees on the practice and reform of the copyright law and is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in his field by legal directories, including Chambers GlobalManaging Intellectual Property HandbookLegal 500 Asia Pacific and Best Lawyers of Australia in The Australian Financial Review.