Our technology practice is one of the leading boutique TMT/biotech/pharma practices in the Asia Pacific region. We work with clients to identify risks and opportunities in new and developing technologies, with a view to developing legal models to isolate and reduce those risks, whilst capitalising upon opportunities. In the ever-changing world of regulatory developments in AI, telecoms/media, data protection, outsourcing, cybersecurity, fintech applications, life sciences, pharma and biotech areas, we are constantly developing legal and technical skills so as to be in the best position to be able to assist our clients in the most practical way. Our more recent matters in this area, during the last 12 months, includes:

  • Advising a major US sound engineering and products company on China encryption and technology import and export regulations, including the new export control regulations
  • Advising a leading US motions device MNC on strategic ventures with Baidu
    Representing a US machine tools MNC in relation to Customs/indirect tax planning and disputes management in Greater China
  • Advising an AI systems developer on China and US regulatory issues
  • Advising the world's largest social media company on China aspects associated with US technology and Internet litigation
  • Advising a US entertainment device manufacturer on China's CCC regulations and place of origin issues associated with new product lines
  • Advising an Australian online education entity on product delivery agreements, including associated regulatory issues arising in China and across the Asia-Pacific region
  • Advising an iconic US technology entity on China regulatory issues associated with 5G devices
  • Representing a US devices entity in negotiations with Chinese government departments regarding the enforcement of export control, encryption and Customs regulations
  • Advising a leading cell phone designer and manufacturer on data privacy and technology regulations in China and the Hong Kong SAR
  • Advising a European health products company on data privacy issues in Mainland China and the Hong Kong SAR
  • Advising an Sino-Australian online games JV on regulatory issues in China and the Hong Kong SAR, and securing required approvals and IP registrations
  • Acting for a well-known US biotechnology company in the sale of million dollar equipment units to listed Chinese food processors and dairy multinationals, as well as ongoing maintenance and reagent sales arrangements
  • Assisting one of the world's largest social media companies in global clickfarm litigation