Andrew Marshall is a Director at Dingley Marshall and specialises in ICT law.
Andrew has a Master’s degree in ICT Law and also a background in software development. He assists clients with most aspects of ICT law, including software development & licensing, software implementation, software support & maintenance, hosting & co-location, intellectual property, domain name issues (including domain name disputes), communications and security policies, privacy (POPI), e-commerce facilitation and general ICT services agreements.
In addition to his commercial practice, Andrew acts as an adjudicator for the Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) and the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA).
He also lectures short courses in software law through the University of Cape Town’s Law@Work programme.
Andrew completed his articles in 1999 after which, keen to obtain practical software experience, he completed a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer course. He then moved to London and worked as a software developer for several years. His experience in London included work at a large ISP, a start-up online data storage company, and a real estate search portal.
On his return to South Africa in 2002, Andrew joined LawSure, a company offering innovative web-based solutions to the legal profession, and at the same time returned to practising the law.
After leaving LawSure, Andrew moved into practice full time, initially doing general commercial work with an ICT emphasis, before specialising exclusively in ICT law. He has been associated with Dingley Marshall and its predecessors since 2009 and is now a director heading up the ICT Law department.
During 2009 and 2010 Andrew assisted Accenture South Africa in a contract management role and acquired extensive contract management skills that he utilises to assist clients, and which also give him an insight into how best to structure ICT and other commercial relationships.
BA LLB (University of Cape Town)
LLM (Electronic Law) (University of Cape Town)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Attorney, Notary and Conveyancer
Year of Admission: 1999
Areas of Law:
- Software licensing and development
- Domain names
- ICT service agreements
- General ICT Law
- Intellectual Property
- Privacy and Data Protection
- Consumer Protection
- Contract management