Wilfred Ng rejoins Bird & Bird after in-house stint at Tencent
15 December 2022
International law firm Bird & Bird has welcomed back Wilfred Ng as a partner in the firm’s Tech & Comms team, based in Hong Kong.
Ng joins from Tencent’s international privacy and data protection department, where he was senior legal counsel, specializing in data protection and privacy issues. Before this role, he was a technology, media, telecoms and data protection lawyer at Bird & Bird in Hong Kong, with a secondment in the London commercial practice covering a range of commercial regulatory and corporate transactional matters in the TMT space.
At Bird & Bird, Ng will focus on growing the existing Tech & Comms sector group in Hong Kong and across the wider APAC region. Ng’s expertise across the TMT and data protection space, and his skillset as a bilingual partner, will expand the team’s capabilities to engage with a wide variety of clients involving cross-border matters.
“We’re delighted that Wilfred is returning to Bird & Bird,” said Ted Chwu, head of firm’s office in China and a partner in its Hong Kong office. “With Wilfred’s expertise, we are perfectly positioned to service clients on both a regional and international level. It’s a dynamic team at an exciting time for the TMT market in APAC.”
Marjolein Geus,the Netherlands-based chair of the firm’s international Tech & Comms sector group, said: “Wilfred will bring across a virtually unparalleled set of skills comprising bilingual abilities, genuine specialism in all aspects of TMT and an insider appreciation of client demands, thanks to his background as an in-house advisor. Wilfred’s unique vantage point will significantly strengthen Bird & Bird’s Tech & Comms offering in APAC.”