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Osborne Clarke appoints digital transformation specialist to head up its Technology, Media and Communications sector team in Hong Kong


Written on 23 August 2019

Leading international technology law practice Osborne Clarke is strengthening its technology, media and communications (TMC) sector specialist team in Hong Kong with the appointment of Albert Yuen who joined the firm on 1st August.

With more than 18 years’ experience at top-tier law firms in Australia and the US, and from strategic secondments with key Asian businesses, Albert is a senior commercial transactions and advisory lawyer specialising in information technology, digital and telecommunications law, as well as commercial law. He advises clients on technology and digital contracting, licensing and outsourcings, IT transformations, systems implementations, telecoms, cloud services, privacy/data protection, big data, cyber-security and Internet of Things (IoT), related regulatory issues and other emerging technology transactions, and acts as a trusted advisor on strategic planning, risk and reputation management and stakeholder management.

Having led on many substantial global transactions, Albert brings experience working with multinationals in multiple jurisdictions, including Australia, South East Asia and North America. Albert has worked for clients such as Telstra, MetLife, Origin Energy, Virgin Australia Airlines, Ooredoo Myanmar, Axiata Group, XL Axiata, Maxis, Atos, Thai Life Insurance, Iluka and Beach Energy.

Albert has completed senior in-house legal secondments advising on TMC matters at Telstra and Ooredoo Myanmar.

Listed by Legal 500 as a ‘noteworthy contact,’ Albert is also recognised as a top ranked ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ in the IT and Telecoms category in Australia by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 (one of only two in Australia) and 2018 (one of only three in Australia) and 2019 (one of only six in Australia). Albert is also listed as a Best Lawyer for Information Technology Law by Best Lawyers in Australia in 2018 and 2019.

Simon Beswick, International CEO at Osborne Clarke, said: “Albert brings a wealth of TMC sector experience and he’s a great fit culturally for our international team and clients. He will really complement our team of Technology and Telecoms sector specialists, advising across Asia and beyond.”

Albert’s appointment follows on from the recent promotion of Alice Li, a specialist in corporate and commercial with a focus on emerging and disruptive technologies, to partnership in January this year.

With 24 international offices, Osborne Clarke’s TMC team is comprised of six sub sector groups, 12 international sector leaders and forty key sector clients who are supported by more than 200 sector lawyers.

Osborne Clarke launched its brand in Hong Kong in April 2019, having successfully completed its required period of association. Osborne Clarke also offers clients Chinese legal services through its member firm in China, Zhang Yu & Partners, and Singapore legal services through its member firm in Singapore, OC Queen Street. For India, Osborne Clarke has a long-standing and close working relationship with BTG Legal in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi

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