Tanner De Witt boosts Technology Practice with Appointment of Consultant Nigel Stamp

Tanner De Witt announces with great pleasure the appointment of technology law veteran Nigel Stamp as Foreign Legal Consultant. The appointment was effective Monday 25 January 2021.

Nigel’s addition to the firm is part of Tanner De Witt’s committed focus on the fast-growing areas of technology and privacy law in Hong Kong and the surrounding region, following Padraig Walsh’s appointment to the firm as partner in May 2018 to lead our technology practice.

Nigel brings a wealth of experience in commercial technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) law and outsourcing. Nigel’s practice spans more than two decades in Asia and he has acted for some of the world’s leading banks, software vendors and telecommunications providers. Nigel has been recognised in leading legal directories throughout his career as a specialist technology transactions and outsourcing lawyer and he has held senior positions as head of the TMT groups at several leading international firms since working in-house in London where he headed up the IT function of a major Japanese bank and a large Japanese technology supplier.

Nigel has advised household name technology suppliers, leading telecommunications companies, and major global financial institutions together with many other multinational companies on large-scale technology procurement and technology and telecoms outsourcing including numerous cloud-based technology projects. In addition to advising on the structuring and negotiation of cross-border technology contracts, Nigel has also advised on intellectual property, data privacy, and other jurisdiction specific regulatory matters working with a trusted network of experts in those jurisdictions.  He also advises on major international franchise and other large scale cross border commercial agreements.

Originally from the UK, Nigel studied law at The University of Essex and has been living in Hong Kong with his family since 1995.

Tim Drew, Partner and Co-Head of Corporate & Commercial, said:

“There is great synergy between Nigel’s professional focus and our focus as a firm; we are seeing a marked increase in demand from clients for advice on technology and data privacy laws. We have no doubt that Nigel’s addition will take the practice to new and exciting heights.”

Nigel remarks: “It is truly a pleasure to join one of Hong Kong’s largest independent firms at a time when all eyes are on technology and its effect on the world. I very much look forward to working with the talented team at Tanner De Witt.”

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