Amanda Ludlow is the global co-head of our digital economy practice
Amanda has developed a pre-eminent practice which focuses on all aspects of technology, telecommunications and data law. She is a noted expert on the legal and regulatory aspects of digital infrastructure including subsea cable and terrestrial fibre networks. Amanda has advised key clients such as Meta (previously Facebook) and the Commonwealth on major subsea cable projects in Australia, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific. Amanda has also acted for nbn, the Gold Coast City Council and New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority on a series of diverse terrestrial fibre projects. Amanda's digital infrastructure practice spans projects in Australia, the Asia Pacific region, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the United Kingdom.
Amanda has a unique combination of public and private sector commercial experience and regularly advises Australian and State Governments and private sector clients on digital transformation projects, including complex procurements and large-scale outsourcing transactions. She is also one of the few experts in QITC framework utilised by the Queensland Government.
Amanda advises on all aspects of data regulation, including data protection and privacy, and has advised on large scale, cross-jurisdictional data breach notifications matters as part of Ashurst's global data protection team. Recently Amanda advised a State Government entity on the legal issues arising as a result of a ransomware attack, which impacted the entity's entire corporate network.
Amanda is recognised as a Leading Lawyer in Chambers Australia 2022 TMT: Information Technology and a Next Generation Partner in The Legal 500 2022 IT and Telecoms (Australia). Amanda was recognised by Best Lawyers Australia as a 2022 Lawyer of the Year in Outsourcing Law.