KPMG Law Australian tech and data co-heads jump to Pinsent Masons

James Arnott and Veronica Scott will establish Pinsent Masons' TMT practice in Australia

KPMG Law Australian tech and data co-heads jump to Pinsent Masons

KPMG Law Australian tech, data and digital practice co-heads James Arnott and Veronica Scott have made the jump to Pinsent Masons.

Arnott and Scott will spearhead Pinsent Masons’ new TMT practice in Australia from the Melbourne office. The two new partners will bring with them two senior associates and four associates.

“Every organisation is grappling with the ferocious pace of change in the field of technology, data and privacy, including the opportunities this change presents as well as the significant risk to operations and reputation. Arnott and Scott are highly regarded lawyers in this field with a wealth of experience advising on business-transformation matters and highly sensitive risk issues”, Pinsent Masons Australia head Matthew Croagh said.

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Arnott has advised public and private companies in the energy, utilities and healthcare sectors. He has tackled matters involving technology, outsourcing, and complex commercial transactions. At KPMG Law, he was the head of technology and digital transformation team.

Scott helmed KPMG Law’s cyber, privacy and data practice. She is an expert in all aspects of privacy, cyber, media and data regulation and leading incident response, cross-border data transfers and transactions and digital transformation. She has worked extensively with the cyber insurance industry.

Croagh confirmed that the new Australia TMT team would collaborate with Pinsent Masons’ global TMT team, especially the Asia-based team.

"As we move to a global digital economy, we are entering a critical phase. Organisations need to apply technological and data driven responses to key challenges – from decarbonising supply chains to implementing AI – whilst facing an increasingly complex global regulatory environment and heightened cyber risk. We are looking forward to continuing to help organisations and their boards take advantage of the possibilities that exist today", Scott said.

The new Australia TMT team commenced with Pinsent Masons this week.

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