Sparkes promotes cyber specialist to partner
National law firm Sparke Helmore Lawyers has added an additional partner to its ranks, elevating a cyber expert.
Edward Osborne has been promoted to partner, backdated to 1 January 2021.
Having previously held the position of associate with the firm, Mr Osborne rejoined Sparks in February 2020. He specialises in cyber insurance with a focus on cyber risk, privacy and data protection.
Throughout his career, Mr Osborne has worked as a senior cyber-security and privacy consultant at PwC and as senior counsel and privacy director at a Fortune 500 group responsible for managing its privacy risk globally.
According to a statement provided by Sparkes, his specialist knowledge “is a rare and valuable commodity in the Australian market”.
“He brings to the table outstanding experience working across key jurisdictions such as North America, Europe, UK, Asia, Australia and New Zealand,” the statement noted.
Commenting further, national managing partner Phillip Salem congratulated Mr Osborne on his new role.
“I am proud to have Edward join our partnership. Edward is a leading practitioner and thought leader in the cyber risk space and his promotion is very much testament to his exceptional skill,” he said.