Mr Dalvin Chien

BComm, LLB (UNSW), GDLP (ANU), LLM (ANU), Admitted as Legal Practitioner NSW and High Court of Australia; Member of AICD

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Research interests


Dalvin Chien is a part-time lecturer. 

He has many years of experience in advising on commercial matters, especially information and communications ("ICT") transactions and electronic commerce related matters.  He also has extensive experience advising on communications law, privacy law, data security and cybersecurity issues.

He is currently in private practice but before that worked as senior legal counsel at a global ICT company.  He was also seconded to the New South Wales Police Force where he was acting manager of the Commercial Law Unit.


  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member of the Law Council of Australia E-Commerce Committee
  • Country representative of the Information Technology Law Association
  • Member NSW Law Society

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Conference papers & presentations

Recent publications and presentations include:

  • Data Analytics - Seminar to a national retailer (April 2016)

  • Heads of Agreement - Creating a Binding Arrangement - 10th Annual NSW Property Law Conference (February 2016)

  • Unfair contract terms protection now extended to small business - Television Education Network, Webinar, video and audio presentation (January 2016). 

  • Data Security in Outsourcing and Cloud Computing - Seminar to Defence (December 2015).

  • Unfair contract terms protection now extended to small business - Corporate e-Bulletin (October 2015).

  • Bank fees safe…for now: Federal Court overturns penalty finding in Paciocco v ANZ - Corporate e-Bulletin (April 2015)

  • Data Retention Laws pass the Senate - Corporate e-Bulletin (March 2015)

  • Contract Law - Year in Review 2014 (;

  • Interpretation of sale of business agreement - Annual Albury Legal Conference (February 2015)

  • Bulletproofing your contracts - In-house Counsel Conference (March 2014).

Research interests

PhD supervision

I am currently not supervising any honours or higher degree research students

Previous courses

Year Course code Course name
2018 LAWS8131
Class #7337
Commercial Drafting
2019 LAWS8131
Class #9404
Commercial Drafting
2017 LAWS8131
Class #3368
Commercial Drafting
2017 LAWS8131
Class #3368
Commercial Drafting
2018 LAWS8131
Class #3368
Commercial Drafting
2016 LAWS8131
Class #3566
Commercial Drafting

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