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DLA Piper LLP

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)

Band 2Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Extensive experience in the technology sphere, with IT outsourcing, cloud computing and data protection being key areas of expertise. Particularly strong in the banking and finance sector, and Australia, China and Thailand are key countries of operation. Frequently sought out to advise on transactions relating to disruptive technology, and serves a strong client roster among the banking and governmental sectors. Increasingly active on innovative blockchain, e-commerce and fintech-related mandates and offers noted expertise on cybersecurity and data privacy concerns.

Strengths

One client identifies several good reasons for engaging this "commercially minded team" which "focuses on the issues that matter," observing: "They take the time to understand our organisation's strategic objectives and risk appetite in order to provide advice that is relevant and fit for purpose. They are also good-humoured, personable and cool-headed, which goes a long way in the pressure-cooker environment of a major transaction."

"The firm has an international vision but is also very understanding of local practice in China," a client opines, concluding: "It delivers a high-quality work product very quickly."

A client praises the team's client-oriented approach, underlining its "excellent responsiveness, proactivity, and sensitivity to tight timelines."

Another client reports that "the services provided by DLA Piper have surpassed our expectations," particular emphasis being placed on the provision of "commercially sound advice that can be tailored to a variety of audiences with a clear understanding of our risk profile; a willingness to engage with the issues raised by any matter we present to them; and an ability to identify key frustrations faced by our business and provide necessary support and advice."

Work highlights

Acted for Westpac in respect of the negotiation with Tata Consultancy Services of a AUD32.5 million contract for the supply of business and group analytic services.

Advised Genting on its virtual queue AI system collaboration with Alibaba Cloud Computing Services.

Notable practitioners

Hong Kong-based Scott Thiel is a key contact for China while Melbourne-based Tim Lyons heads the firm's practice in Australia.

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Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) Department

DLA Piper LLP

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