Pinsent Masons

TMT Department

China
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What the team is known for Demonstrates extensive knowledge of outsourcing and procurement as well as of dispute resolution in the IT and telecommunications spheres. Commercial contracts, technology licensing and data protection issues are particular areas of expertise. Offers additional experience in fintech and e-commerce mandates, assisting both start-ups and multinational technology companies. Known for representing clients in the healthcare, finance, telecoms and media sectors, among others.

Strengths"The team is very knowledgeable and commercial, both with the client and the counterparty," a client notes, going on to say: "They were very good at explaining complicated provisions."

Interviewees are also quick to praise the "quality of work" and the "swiftness in which it was delivered."

Another client describes the team as "wonderful to work with," adding: "We are confident in their ability, and impressed with their quality of work, efficiency and cost-effectiveness."

Work highlights Acted for HSBC on its collaboration with Dow Jones to develop its 'Digital Nanodegree', an online technology training platform covering open banking, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, crowdfunding, regtech, data privacy, insurtech, AI, apps and payments.

Notable practitioners


Paul Haswell
is well regarded for the breadth of his practice, which encompasses technology and telecoms in matters relating to the licensing and outsourcing of digital businesses, platforms and apps, including those underpinned by blockchain, AI and financial technologies. "He is smart, sharp and a very good negotiator. Paul is commercial and protects our bottom line," confirms a client.