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Asia-Pacific 2022
Asia-Pacific Region Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
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About

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The digitalisation of business knows no boundaries and no insurmountable barriers. It is impacting businesses in all industries, and it is doing just that, right now. We all know that dealing with the challenges of digitalising your business can be complicated and unpredictable.

We have assembled a digital economy group which includes digital specialists at its core, working hand in hand with our sector specialists and lawyers in all key legal disciplines and across our network of offices to give you exactly that. 

Our digital economy group adopts a tailored approach to the digitalisation of particular industries. We have a key focus on fintech, infratech, proptech and TMT, but recognise that digitalisation is affecting all sectors of the economy from agriculture to transport.

Our team has been assembled to identify issues and provide legal solutions across all key disciplines  including strategic commercial arrangements, M&A, IPOs, financing,  joint ventures, outsourcing, disputes, exploitation of IP, tax and other key commercial activities.

We operate across the globe so we can help you where the strategy applies or the problem arises.

Chambers Review

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Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) - Asia-Pacific Region
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What the team is known for

Ashurst has a well-resourced team with deep bench strength across multiple jurisdictions, acting on international acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Particularly strong practices in Australia, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong, advising on acquisitions of technology and telecommunications assets. Also has a strong offering in cross-border transactions between Australia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, with vast experience in acting for government departments on foreign aid projects and regulatory matters.

Strengths

A comprehensive range of Ashurst practice group strengths is identified by a client whose checklist includes "an ability to provide detailed advice that offers practical solutions to complex problems," "a  service which focuses on the successful delivery of outcomes, not just the legal question at hand," and "an ability to respond to our needs at short notice and action urgent issues within tight timeframes."

"Ashurst are very responsive, and have a knowledgeable and experienced team who are friendly and work well together," remarks an interviewee.

One client compliments its "exceptional service" and finds the team "pragmatic, responsive and easy to deal with."

Work highlights

Ashurst assisted Hyundai Motor Group with its joint venture arrangement with Aptiv PLC to develop and commercialise software technologies and services, as well as further offerings in relation to autonomous driving.

Ashurst acted for Commonwealth Bank of Australia with regard to the implementation of its technology simplification project, a programme designed to streamline a body of over 3,000 IT services through modernisation, decommissioning or migration to cloud.

Notable practitioners

Joshua Cole in Hong Kong and Brisbane-based Amanda Ludlow are key contacts for the practice.

Members

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Amanda Ludlow

Head of Department

Andrew Craig

Clare Doneley

Emma Butler

Georgina Adams

Rebecca Cope

Robert Dearn