Technology specialist Stella Cramer will join Clifford Chance as a partner based in the firm’s Singapore office; she will lead its tech group in Asia Pacific.
Cramer brings more than 15 years of working in Asia Pacific and has extensive experience in complex digital and transformational technology projects, platform collaborations and technology transactions, often involving disruptive technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence. She also has deep experience advising clients on global data compliance programmes, the commercialization of data and high-profile cyber incidents. She has advised on significant Fintech projects and was involved in the set-up of industry sandboxes. She also serves on specialist advisory committees covering the regulation of data, blockchain and artificial intelligence in Singapore and regionally.
Cramer joins from Norton Rose Fulbright. Previously, she held in-house roles at two global banks where she focused on technology, data and digitalization projects across multiple jurisdictions.
“We are delighted to welcome Stella to lead our multidisciplinary tech group in APAC, which delivers expert and holistic legal advice to both tech and non-tech clients on their most complex tech-related matters,” said Connie Heng, the Hong Kong-based regional managing partner for Asia Pacific and a partner in the firm’s greater China capital markets team. “Technology is having a transformative effect for our clients regardless of industry. Stella’s deep knowledge and track record of excellence will take our technology offering in APAC to the next level.”
Paul Landless, global co-head of the Clifford Chance tech group and a partner in Singapore, added: “Stella’s diverse technology expertise, integrated into our unique cross-practice tech group will bring significant benefits for clients as they develop their businesses in light of new technologies, digital disruption, regulatory shifts and heightened enforcement. Stella’s arrival reinforces a formidable global offering to our clients to support on the most complex projects, key technology risks and cutting-edge legal issues of the day underpinning the digital economy.”