Scott Thiel is Asia Head of DLA Piper's Global Technology and FinTech sector initiative. He advises clients on all aspects of technology related procurements and outsourcing deals and has particular experience on regulatory issues associated with payments clearing and platforms, e-commerce settlements and cross-border payment services offerings.
Scott also has extensive experience advising clients on information, Cybersecurity, data privacy and information law issues across multiple jurisdictions including Hong Kong, China, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan and the European Union.
Scott's technology focus is of extra impetus at DLA Piper as he leads a number of tech-related initiatives within the firm, such as being a leader within DLA Piper's recently launched "Blockchain and Digital Assets" practice group and also being the firm's representative on the Hedera Hashgraph Governing Council - a next generation public distributed ledger technology (DLT) infrastructure through which DLA Piper is hosting a node. He is also a non-executive director of the Blockchain Think Lab and Hedera Hashgraph.