DLA Piper’s Hong Kong office takes an international approach to data work, helping the many multinational companies that operate there to navigate the different realities of data regimes across Asia. Partners Carolyn Bigg and Scott Thiel coordinate multi-jurisdictional compliance projects, including offering practical advice on data analysis and tech projects in Hong Kong and mainland China. Data is part of DLA’s IP and technology practice, which covers more traditional privacy concerns alongside advice on adtech – a big issue for companies operating out of Hong Kong.
Recent work for Bigg includes providing advice on the Hong Kong legal aspects of international investment banks transferring data to overseas financial regulators. The firm has also advised a large multinational on its new global HR platform’s data protection compliance.