The international powerhouse’s Hong Kong presence offers clients a holistic approach to data work, helping clients to capitalise on the value of data while also complying with relevant rules. The firm’s structure has data practice sitting within its global IP and technology practice, but also pulls in lawyers who specialise in specific industries such as finance and retail. Technology partners Paolo Sbuttoni and Nancy Leigh head up data work in Hong Kong. The firm benefits from a large international network of lawyers, giving clients access to a range of expertise in various jurisdictions throughout the region.
Recent work includes advising a number of Asia-based hotels on the impact of the GDPR and developing Asia-Pacific privacy requirements. The firm also assists companies in several industries with data governance frameworks and policies, including advice on cross-border transfers.