Sparkes names new tech team lead
Sparke Helmore Lawyers has appointed a digital specialist with more than 17 years’ experience to lead its technology law team within the corporate and commercial practice.
Dalvin Chien has been appointed to the top role, bringing with him an “extensive depth of knowledge in relation to data security and the commercial and risk drivers on both sides of technology transactions”. Sydney-based Mr Chien joins Sparkes from Norton Rose Fulbright.
Throughout his career, Mr Chien has built up an impressive practice specialising in technology sourcing, privacy, and government contracting matters. During this time, he has acted on a number of large cyber-security incidents, assisting organisations across a wide range of industries including information technology, community and aged care, banking and financial services, healthcare, and government.
Sparkes national managing partner Phillip Salem said the firm is delighted to welcome someone of Mr Chien’s calibre to the firm.
“We are thrilled that Dalvin has joined the partnership,” Mr Salem said.
“He is a strong leader and an exceptional lawyer who adopts a pragmatic and principles-based approach, which is highly valued by our clients and team. Having someone with Dalvin’s expertise lead our technology team is another significant step in enhancing the solutions and services we offer our clients.”
Commenting on his new role, Mr Chien said: “I saw remarkable synergies between my practice and the way in which Sparke Helmore operates; the culture, values and the nimbleness as well as the shared commitment to exceptional client service and the wellbeing of its staff.
“This move will provide me the platform to add tremendous value to clients, especially in such a crucial time of reform and adjustment to a new normal where every organisation will be challenged to get the right balance between the adoption of new technology and the need for operational and cyber resilience.”