Sydney – Global law firm K&L Gates continues to expand with the addition of Richard Chew as a partner in the Sydney office. Chew, who brings a dedicated focus on technology transactions, telecommunications and privacy matters, joins a large global team of technology sourcing and privacy lawyers servicing some of the most sophisticated technology clients in Australia and globally.
Chew is an experienced technology lawyer who assists clients with outsourcing, IT and commercial telecommunications arrangements, technology and IP commercialisation, strategic procurement and sourcing, and vendor management.
This experience has seen Chew assist on some of the most extensive Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry outsourcing transactions in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
Before entering legal practice, Chew spent over ten years in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry, where he led global technology development and product and operational support teams for leading telecommunications providers in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
“My practical global experience in the ICT industry aligns with the global footprint of K&L Gates, meaning I can continue to deliver outcomes for my corporate and startup clients in Australia and the APAC region,” said Chew.
Nick Nichola, K&L Gates’ Managing Partner, Australia, stated: “Richard’s appointment responds to the client need we have seen in the market in 2020.”
“As many businesses moved operations online, there has been the need for increased depth in our team of highly skilled technology lawyers who can match the pace of change our clients are experiencing and Richard brings that additional depth of experience to our team.”
K&L Gates has welcomed more than 30 new partners and of counsel in 2020, including in the firm’s corporate; health care; tax; commercial litigation; environment, land and natural resources; asset management and investment funds; IP procurement and portfolio management; IP litigation; real estate; government contracts; and investigations, enforcement and white collar practices.