Technology + Digital

Corporations need to change and innovate quickly and aggressively to stay competitive in today’s environment.  Major disruptors are changing the rules of the game on a daily basis.  Traditional customer models are being dis-intermediated, and core businesses are coming under threat.  “Change and innovation” is the new steady state – and the speed of change is critical to a corporation’s competitiveness.

Our Approach

Gilbert + Tobin’s technology and digital team works closely with our clients to maximise the opportunities of digital transformation, and enable them to become agile, intelligent, digital businesses.

We are passionate Technology + Digital specialists, and we have built a leading reputation across multiple industries. For more than a decade we have been ranked in the top tier of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Chambers Asia Pacific.

Our reputation is built around our ability to execute with innovation, excellence, agility and deep industry knowledge.  We don’t just deliver on the status quo – we work closely with our clients to identify how things need to work differently:

  • Driven by cloud, mobility, the Internet of Things, robotic process automation, data analytics and design thinking.
  • Leading the development of new strategies, new commercial models, new approaches to procurement, new approaches to governance, and new approaches to contractual and compliance frameworks.

We focus on the big picture – not just the legal issues, but also the strategic and commercial issues, the business requirements, and how to execute in a fast and agile manner.  We have deep expertise in regulatory and compliance – including privacy and security requirements, and industry-specific regulations – this is a critical factor in our ability to develop integrated corporate frameworks that address these challenges in new cloud-based environments.

Our specialised focus on technology and digital and our wealth of experience enable us to deliver significant value to our clients – putting them in the best position to maximise the opportunities of innovation and digital transformation, and making it happen in a fast and agile manner.

Ranked Band 1 (IT & Telecommunications) Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific. Chambers 2019 says: The team is comprised of “Outstanding practitioners with a wealth of transactional and regulatory experience on market-leading deals for key industry clients across multiple industries in the public and private sectors…Dedicated to the emerging technologies market, particularly in the cybersecurity and data protection areas.

Chambers 2019

Ranked Tier 1 for IT and Telecommunications. Legal 500 says: Gilbert + Tobin’s ‘very high-quality team’ features ‘capable lawyers at all levels’, provides ‘exceptional service’ and renders ‘commercial, strategic’ advice.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Clients praise our team’s "excellent relationship management with clients," one adding: "I felt that they were in our corner, like they had our interests at heart."  

Chambers 2018

Leading directories and clients alike recognise our “distinguished capability in developing areas of the technology industry, including cybersecurity, data and privacy and blockchain projects.” With a "very strong regulatory practice that is excellent in IT contract negotiations." We have "expertise in dealing with strategic, high-risk and high-value IT deals in the telecommunications sector" and its "innovative approach to IT transactions.”