Alec Christie joins Clyde & Co’s cyber team in Sydney
22 February 2021
Alec Christie has joined Clyde & Co as a partner in Sydney, where he will form part of the firm’s Resilience practice, joining forces with the firm’s cyber risk practice. Christie joins as part of the firm’s ongoing expansion and development of its global technology and cyber risk offering.
With more than 30 years of experience, Christie has a national and cross-border Asia Pacific practice with an emphasis on data privacy, cybersecurity, privacy compliance, digital transformations and blockchain, smart contracts and cryptocurrency. He has particular expertise in pre-incident support and helping clients enhance their privacy and cyber resilience. He joins from Mills Oakley, having previously spent four years as a partner at Ernst & Young.
John Moran, Partner in the firm's Sydney-based cyber team and co-lead of the firm's global cyber practice, says:
“This is a very exciting addition to our team,” said John Moran, a partner in the firm’s Sydney-based cyber team and co-lead of the firm’s global cyber practice. “Alec is a highly-regarded digital law, data protection and privacy lawyer, having assisted numerous clients in respect of many of the most significant privacy and cyber related transactions, innovations and issues in Australia and the region. As the cyber threat landscape evolves and the operational, financial and reputational risks to organizations following an incident have increased, we have seen a rise in demand from clients to proactively manage the risk. Our strategy is to provide a global ‘one-stop shop’ privacy and cyber risk offering to meet our client’s needs across the cyber lifecycle, including cyber incidents.”
This is the latest hire for Clyde & Co’s global cyber practice following the hires of partners Marc Voses in New York in September and Ian Birdsey in London in July.
The firm’s global cyber practice provides an end-to-end cyber risk solution to clients. From transactions, innovations, pre-incident readiness and incident response through to regulatory investigations, proceedings, third party claims (including group litigation) and recoveries, the team assists corporate clients, insurers, insureds and brokers across the full cyber lifecycle. The cyber team has advised on over 3,000 cyber incidents and data breaches, ranging from small incidents through to some of the largest, most high profile, and multi-jurisdictional incidents to date.