Ashurst expands digital economy team with new Canberra partner

Mathew Baldwin served as counsel at Clayton Utz for more than five years

Ashurst expands digital economy team with new Canberra partner

Ashurst has expanded its digital economy team with the addition of Mathew Baldwin as a partner in Canberra.

Baldwin is privacy and data protection expert with significant experience advising public and private sector clients on a range of contracting and procurement law issues, including cloud services, cyber security, and data protection. Throughout his practice, he has developed deep knowledge of regulated industries, including telecommunications and health, and gained extensive exposure to the government sector.

He began his career with Ashurst (then Blake Dawson Waldron) more than 15 years ago. After leaving Ashurst, he worked as legal counsel for Australia’s national science agency CSIRO. He then moved to Linklaters in London, where he was a managing associate for three years. Prior to re-joining Ashurst, he most recently served as special counsel at Clayton Utz for more than five years.

Apart from his legal work, he is currently a non-public employee member of the procurement board of the Australian Capital Territory Government.

“We are delighted to welcome Mathew back to Ashurst, where he will play an important role in our plans to expand our digital economy team in Canberra,” said Amanda Ludlow, global co-head for the digital economy practice at Ashurst. “The rapid pace of developments in digital projects, data privacy, and security is driving demand for specialised legal advice across Australian government agencies, and we expect this to escalate over the next decade.”

“Mathew will be a valuable resource for our clients as they navigate this increasingly complex and fast changing environment,” Ludlow added.

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