Stephen von Muenster

“I’m inspired by the convergence of technology and creativity – how technology is being used to create engaging commercial communications. Each day new ideas are emerging, and as a firm we are constantly evolving and updating to provide enabling capabilities for our clients. I find it exciting to be a critical part of a client’s journey, providing them with solutions so they can realise their vision. Oddly enough, outside work I’m passionate about all things vintage. So at work I’m living in the 22nd century, at home the 19th century!”

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Industry Engagement

The Communications Council – Legal Counsel

The Point-of-Purchase Advertising International Association – Legal Counsel

The Public Relations Council – Legal Counsel & committee member

The Media Federation of Australia – Legal Counsel

General Counsel

Games Lab Pty Ltd (international gaming software developer)

Tribe Digital Pty Ltd (social influencer platform)

Cooee Pty Ltd (workplace relations subscription platform)

Publications

Digital Media Guide to Legal Compliance in Australia (2009) (The Communications Council)

International Advertising Law (Australian Chapter) (2014) (Globe Law & Business)

Background

Stephen von Muenster has specialised in advertising, communications, marketing, promotions, PR and media law since 1998. He has developed a keen interest in emerging technologies, media and the interactive and digital mediascape and in recent times has advised extensively upon technology platforms, social media, online reputation management, resonant content and the use of big data. Stephen regularly advises the industry, brands, agencies and individuals in respect of all legal and commercial issues facing these diverse industries.

He is a regular presenter for a number of industry bodies on matters of legal and regulatory compliance and regularly writes for Mumbrella and presents at CommsCon, Mumbrella 360 and Social Media Week. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Sydney and UTS from time to time and is regularly asked for comment by the media and to judge industry awards.


Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Bond University 1994)

Admitted Legal Practitioner (NSW) 31 January 1996

Admitted Legal Practitioner (QLD) 3 February 1997

Master of Laws (Media, Communication and Information Technology Law specialisation) (UNSW 2003)

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