Tech expert joins Reed Smith


Reed Smith has announced the recruitment of Charmian Aw as counsel in its global IP, tech & data group. Aw will be based in the firm’s Singapore office and will focus on data, technology and cyber law.

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She has experience in assisting companies on Singapore data protection law compliance and enforcement issues, which will assist her to grow Reed Smith’s tech and data practice in Asia, where the firm recognizes growing threats in an era of digital transformation and disruption.

Reed Smith’s Singapore office recently moved to a larger office space to accommodate its growing team.

Aw joined Drew and Napier in 2007 as an associate, and held the position of director in the TMT and corporate and finance practice groups from 2014. She also has in-house experience, and was seconded to work in the legal teams at ESPN Star Sports and Discovery Asia.

Anthony Diana, co-chair of Reed Smith’s IP, tech and data group, said: “She has a wealth of experience advising clients on data protection, technology privacy and information governance issues.

“The addition of Charmian to our group in this critical market positions our practice to better serve the legal needs of our clients in Asia.”