- Our ‘TMT (Hong Kong)’ practice was ranked in Tier 3 by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022
- A Recommended Lawyer for ‘TMT (Hong Kong) by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
- A Leading Individual for ‘Information Technology (China)’ by Chambers Asia Pacific 2018
“He often provides useful suggestions and comments beyond scope of legal advice, like financial arrangements and terms to avoid future disputes.”
Nicholas is a Partner in Kennedys’ Melbourne office specialising in data privacy and cyber insurance law. He also advises on general commercial and corporate matters and technology procurement.
He is dual qualified in Australia and Hong Kong and was based in Kennedys Hong Kong office for six years until relocating to Melbourne in 2017. He continues to work with clients in Hong Kong and the APAC region and leads Kennedys’ APAC cyber risk group.
Nicholas specialises in advising on data protection law, including conducting data privacy compliance audits, advising on direct marketing practices, and responding to complaints and access requests. In particular, he has considerable experience in responding to cyber incidents and data breaches, including notifying breaches to regulators and affected individuals. He helped develop Krisis, Kennedys’ cyber incident response service.
He also advises on a wide range of general commercial transactions and corporate issues including joint ventures, corporate restructuring and shareholder agreements. He advises on insurance wordings and coverage issues, as well as insurance regulatory issues. He has prepared and advised on cyber insurance wordings for several major insurers.
Nicholas’s technology law experience includes advising on information technology projects and electronic commerce ventures of all sizes. He has advised public companies on the procurement of enterprise resource planning systems and tech startups on terms and conditions for their websites. He also provides intellectual property advice and has extensive experience advising media companies on the licensing of copyright material.
Nicholas has gained industry experience from in-house roles at MCM Entertainment, Foster’s Group, BP Australia, Linfox, the Communications Alliance and NBN Co.