PaulHaswell

Partner

Combining his passion for technology and more than 20 years of experience, Paul assists his clients on commercial or contentious legal issues related to the use of technology or data.


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For any operation doing business in Asia, projects and commercial contracts involving IT, telecoms, and the collection and use of data offer great opportunities and unique challenges. Businesses must safeguard their profitability, stability, and growth within a rapidly changing legal framework. Clients rely on Paul’s technological and legal skills to help them develop strategies and manage risks.

Paul leverages his legal and technological acumen to assist clients worldwide with large-scale IT and telecommunications projects, as well as commercial contracts. He ensures that legal aspects of transactions related to technology, sourcing, supply chain, and licensing are appropriately addressed. Paul’s experience spans Asia and Europe, where he has advised clients on mission-critical outsourcing arrangements, complex IT and telecoms projects, use-of-data and cybersecurity issues, blockchain and crypto, managing media reports, and addressing employee misconduct.

Paul has more than 20 years of experience in litigation and arbitration regarding disputes arising from distressed projects, IT failures, and breaches of contract. He draws on his extensive experience to help clients with:

  • Rolling out complex IT-led and telecoms projects, with a focus on targeting and mitigating risks associated with these projects.
  • The use of data across multiple jurisdictions, ensuring compliance with applicable data laws, and acting promptly and authoritatively in the event of a data breach or cybersecurity incident.
  • Large-scale multinational and multimillion dollar commercial agreements, outsourcing arrangements, licensing, and service agreements.
  • The use and exploitation of cutting-edge, innovative, and new technologies, from the deployment of blockchain and crypto solutions, to the commercial use of new tech.
  • Facilitating project management in relation to the implementation of major IT solutions and complex IT projects.
  • Managing negative media reports, defending libelous statements, pursing defamation claims, handling privacy breaches, and addressing smear campaigns on social media and across the internet.
  • Addressing employee misconduct, including breaches of fidelity and theft of confidential information.
  • Contractual disputes involving local companies and those in different countries, including disputes resolved through local courts, international arbitration, and other methods of dispute resolution.

He draws from his background to provide clients with clear, logical advice, and works with them to find cost-effective solutions.

A team player, Paul is passionate about proactively assisting his clients with both the legal and technological aspects of any deployment of tech or data. He applies his knowledge and enthusiasm to help clients protect their data and their reputations, understand and navigate complex projects, and sustain strong and lasting relationships.



Seyfarth’s Hong Kong office is a local law firm registered with The Law Society of Hong Kong, with lawyers licensed to practise in multiple jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, and England & Wales.

  • LPC, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice
  • MA, University of Oxford
    Jurisprudence
  • Hong Kong
  • Solicitor, England and Wales