Drew & Napier’s Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice listed among world’s top 100 data law firms in GDR 100 2021

14 Dec 2020

Drew & Napier’s Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group is listed in GDR 100 2021 as one of the top 100 data law firms in the world. GDR 100 2021 is Global Data Review’s (GDR) inaugural guide which identifies the world’s best data law firms for the regulation of the use and trade of data. It’s global ranking captures the capabilities, track record and market reputation of the leading firms in the field.

Drew’s inclusion in GDR 100 is based on GDR’s extensive research to identify law firms who are able to handle sophisticated matters across the spectrum of data privacy, cybersecurity, IP, IT and TMT. GDR ploughed through in-depth submissions from hundreds of law firms around the world, ranging from IT-focused boutiques to international giants to arrive at the results. Firms also needed to impress the GDR editorial team who have experience of the market. .

Headed by Lim Chong Kin and David Alfred, Drew & Napier’s Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice is widely acknowledged as a market leader in Singapore and the go-to law firm for novel, cutting-edge and complex matters in this field. Notably, the practice group has its own in-house cybersecurity technical expertise, led by Senior Cybersecurity Engineer Albert Pichlmaier. Other key members in the practice group are Director Benjamin Gaw (who specialises in healthcare data issues) and Associate Directors Janice Lee and Charis Seow.

The work of the practice group precedes the advent of Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012 and Cybersecurity Act 2018 and contributed to the development of data protection law and practice in Singapore. In 2020, Drew & Napier established the Drew Data Protection & Cybersecurity Academy to offer additional services relating to data protection and cybersecurity compliance, including training, data protection consulting and external DPO services

Clients that GDR has spoken to, has the following to say about our Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice and Lim Chong Kin.

The firm provides a seamless and personalised service that gives you surety that the lawyers in charge are considering your matters after putting down the phone. It doesn’t attempt to bill for every bit of advice, and doesn’t give constant disclaimers to fend off liability, which is a sign of confidence. In urgent situations, its lawyers are prepared to give advice directly, without insisting upon written instructions. The firm has a wide global network which gives easy access to reputable and reliable lawyers in other jurisdictions – it has relationships with these and so isn’t just name dropping.”

“Whether you have a fat or lean legal budget, Chong Kin remains consistent as a true partner and far-sighted adviser. His knowledge of data protection law is impressive but, best of all, he is able to advise about the regulator’s stance and the rationale behind the law. He is also incredibly responsive and gives matters his personal attention.”

Co-head of the Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, who is also the Managing Director of the Corporate & Finance Department,  Lim Chong Kin said: “We owe our achievement to our team of lawyers for their commitment to excellence and contributions for our clients. We are grateful to our clients for their confidence in us and endeavour to continue providing exceptional services in the years ahead.”

About Global Data Review (GDR)

Global Data Review is a publication that analyses the law and regulation of the use and trade of data around the world. It covers the spectrum of data practice from IP, privacy, cybersecurity, e-commerce, M&A and IT. Through daily news and regular in-depth features, GDR investigates how companies gather, monetise, trade and protect their data as well as comply with the law. GDR is published by Law Business Research which also publishes brands such as Global Competition Review, Global Investigations Review, and Global Arbitration Review and Global Restructuring Review.

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