Sumyutha Sivamani specialises in cyber risk and incident response
Clyde & Co has hired Sumyutha Sivamani as legal director in Singapore, in a move that further strengthens the firm’s cyber incident response and digital law team across the region.
Joining from RPC, Sivamani specialises in cyber risk and incident response, advising corporates who have experienced cyber incidents on resolution strategies and assisting them in navigating the legal and regulatory implications of the incidents. Her arrival is part of Clyde & Co’s ongoing expansion of its global technology and cyber risk offering to meet the rapidly increasing demand for cyber, privacy and digital advice.
The hire also follows the firm’s recent launch of One, a global cyber risk solution which brings together Clyde & Co’s international experience and combines it with a network of specialist partner cyber firms across all jurisdictions with global and local vendor panels.
“Our recently launched Clyde & Co One offering provides a full service through our offices and trusted partners across the region,” said John Moran, partner and APAC head of cyber. “This recent hire underlines our commitment to continued growth and expansion, and we have plans to expand further in Asia over the coming months.”
Nicholas Sykes, partner in Singapore, added: “Organisations are facing ever-rising expectations when it comes to being ready for, responding to and recovering from cyber incidents. We are delighted to be able to further strengthen our cyber insurance advisory capabilities across the region with Sumyutha joining the firm.”
Sivamani is the latest hire in the firm’s APAC technology and cyber risk team, which saw the launch of its APAC cyber risk advisory practice in April. The team is headed by Chris McLaughlin.
“I am excited to grow my practice in the cyber risk and incident response space, advising corporates and insurers on legal and regulatory implications of ransomware attacks and other cyber breaches, and the resolution of such incidents,” said Sivamani. “There is no better way to grow this practice than by joining a firm that is a market leader in this space.”