Gibson Dunn hires regional tech specialist

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Connell O’Neill

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has named corporate and commercial transactions expert Connell O’Neill as a partner at its Hong Kong office.

Formerly with Allen & Overy, O’Neill will specialize in technology transactions, cybersecurity and data privacy at Gibson Dunn.

O’Neill has directed corporate transactions in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors, including fintech, e-commerce, technology infrastructure and consumer technologies. He has experience with data privacy and cybersecurity counselling, data-driven transactions, technology transactions and outsourcing, tech sector-focused M&A and growth capital, and telecoms infrastructure.

O’Neill has also overseen major transactions across the Asia-Pacific, including in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, and provided strategic advice to clients on a range of complex and emerging topics.

“We are committed to building up our litigation and transactional practices in Asia,” said Ken Doran, global chairman and managing partner at Gibson Dunn. “With his robust cross-Asia practice and strong reputation in the market, Connell is a terrific addition to our Hong Kong office, where his areas of focus – data privacy and cybersecurity issues, and technology transactions and outsourcing – are increasingly in demand by our clients in the region.”