Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) on one of the largest technology managed services projects in the Australian market this year.
The deal sees VHA appoint Tech Mahindra, a major Indian-based IT services supplier, to take over the management and operation of its IT systems.
Tech Mahindra will have responsibility for all of the key customer-facing systems that underpin VHA's day-to-day activities.
Led by Allens' senior overseas practitioner Gavin Smith and partner Michael Pattison, the matter was of significant strategic importance to VHA.
"This is one of the last of VHA's big post-merger integration projects and it will allow VHA to achieve significant operational efficiencies by reducing from a number of incumbent providers down to one," said Smith.
Pattison said Allens was delighted to have the opportunity to work with VHA on such a complex and transformative deal.
The Allens legal team also included partners Peter Arthur and Victoria Holthouse, senior consultant Sonya Marsden, senior associates Sharon Heffernan and Veronica Siow, lawyers Alicia Moody, Robert Munoz, Nick Sinclair and Carl Xu, and graduate lawyers Matthew Tracey and Rowan Platt.
Tech Mahindra was advised by its in-house team.