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K&L Gates Welcomes Hong Kong Technology Partner

4 September 2023

Hong Kong – Global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Paul Haswell as a partner in its Hong Kong office. Haswell joins K&L Gates from Seyfarth Shaw (Hong Kong), where he was head of their regional Technology practice, handling both contentious and non-contentious technology matters.

Haswell has been practicing in Hong Kong for more than 12 years and is dual qualified in Hong Kong and England and Wales. He is a well-known technology lawyer in Asia who advises clients on wide-ranging issues including data and cybersecurity, telecommunications, outsourcing, licensing, cloud and datacenters, and evolving technologies such as artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and blockchain. He has worked on major technology disputes that have been resolved through litigation, arbitration, and mediation, and is ranked among the leading TMT lawyers in Hong Kong and China by both the Chambers Greater China Region Guide and The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific Guide.

Haswell also regularly speaks and presents on technology matters across Asia, on topics ranging from cloud computing and data protection to social media and AI.

David Tang, K&L Gates’ Managing Partner, Asia, commented: “Paul brings a wealth of complementary experience and capability to our Hong Kong and firmwide technology practices and his addition enhances the synergy and engagement our firm is known to have with the technology sector. His versatile practice nicely aligns with our existing capabilities and we are thrilled to welcome him to the firm.”

Frank Voon, a leader of K&L Gates’ global corporate practice, said: “We are truly excited to welcome Paul to the firm. He is highly regarded in the market for his extensive experience and broad focus in technology and TMT. Paul is a terrific addition to our global technology transactions practice and further advances our capabilities to service our clients in this area at a time when technological advancements are impacting almost every sector.”

K&L Gates’ Corporate practice is one of the most substantial in the legal industry, with more than 500 lawyers in offices on five continents assisting clients in the structuring, financing, and completion of domestic, international, and cross-border transactions. The group serves as counsel to a broad array of Global 500, Fortune 100, FTSE 100 corporations, privately held and venture-backed companies, partnerships, private equity firms, other investment funds, management groups, and entrepreneurs, helping to earn K&L Gates the distinction of Corporate “Law Firm of the Year” in U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ 2022 “Best Law Firms” report.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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