Foreign Legal Consultant
Nigel joined Tanner De Witt as a Foreign Legal Consultant in 2021 and 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.
- Advising some of the world’s largest investment and retail banks on large-scale technology projects and global high value technology transactions.
- Advising some of the world’s largest telecoms companies on their technology transactions and outsourcing.
- Acting for or against most of the world’s leading technology providers on their software and hardware-related commercial contracts.