Albert is a senior commercial lawyer specialising in all aspects of Technology, Digital and Telecommunications transactions. Albert is Head of Technology, Media and Communications for the firm’s Hong Kong office supporting clients throughout the Asia Pacific.
Albert focuses on the full spectrum of domestic and cross-border technology, media and telecommunications projects, including outsourcings, digital transformations, systems implementations, network and infrastructure rollouts, managed services, cloud, FinTech, strategic sourcings and procurements, privacy and data protection, IP, cyber, IoT, AI, and general commercial and corporate, M&A transactions and advises on regulatory matters.
He has represented clients in the technology, media, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, transport and logistics, energy, infrastructure, health, government, pharma, manufacturing and consumer and retail sectors.
Before joining Osborne Clarke, Albert was a Special Counsel lawyer / Of Counsel attorney in the Digital and Technology and Outsourcing teams for leading law firms in Australia and the US, and he has completed several senior in-house legal secondments with corporate TMC clients.
Albert is recognised as a ‘noteworthy contact’ and top ranked ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ for IT & Telecoms in 2017, 2018 and 2019 in Australia by Legal 500 Asia Pacific and as a ‘Best Lawyer’ in Information Technology Law in Australia in 2018 and 2019 by Best Lawyers. Albert was also a Pro Bono Award Finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2014.
Albert is admitted in Australia and the United States (California) and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Laws from the University of Technology, Sydney, Master of International Studies from the University of Sydney and a Master of Laws (Media, Communications and Information Technology Law) from the University of New South Wales. He is a Certified Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP) from the Australian Institute of Project Management.
Albert’s experience includes:
- advising leading telecommunication operators in Asia, Australia and the Middle East on all aspects of complex technology and telecoms transactions such as network rollout and maintenance arrangements (including the rollout of the first LTE/4G network in Myanmar), setting up cloud infrastructure platforms and other cloud transactions, set up of mobile money platforms, network operations and outsourcing arrangements (such as IT infrastructure, AD&M, managed services), co-location and data centre services, sale and leaseback arrangements, spectrum and fibre sharing arrangements, OTT transactions, wholesale and joint ventures and alliance arrangements.
- advising financial services (including FinTech) and insurance clients, from start-up, high growth to major multinationals on a range of technology transactions such as setting up digital platforms, cloud outsourcing and licensing, privacy and financial services regulatory issues, ‘as a service’ arrangements, core systems transformations and privacy and data protection matters.
- advising various corporate entities in transport and logistics, energy, retail, manufacturing and technology sectors on a range of technology development, licensing and support of key IT systems and applications, entertainment, telecoms and connectivity solutions (eg in-flight wifi connectivity solutions and in-flight entertainment solutions for an airline’s entire fleet of aircraft), business separation, IP and IT transfer and transitional services arrangements in connection with M&A and re-organisations.