Rhys McWhirterPartner and Head of Technology, Hong Kong, Eversheds Sutherland

Rhys is a Partner in our Hong Kong office and leads the Technology Practice in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating high-value and strategic technology outsourcing agreements and has acted for both government and private sector clients, particularly financial institutions throughout Asia Pacific on complex commercial and digital tr ansformation projects.

Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland, Rhys led a “Big Four” Professional Services Firm’s Technology and Digital Practice based in Hong Kong and established an industry recognised and Chambers-ranked FinTech legal practice.

Previously, Rhys was a senior commercial and technology lawyer at a Tier 1 Chambers-ranked law firm in Australia. Rhys has advised various clients on a broad range of commercial and TMT transactions, including complex supply and service agreements, technology outsourcing & digital transformation, business process outsourcing, and data privacy projects.

He has significant experience in advising leading financial services, mining and aviation multi-national companies in Asia Pacific on various strategic commercial and TMT related transactions, including infrastructure (private and public cloud), contact centre services, core-banking, telecommunications, enterprise software, data centre, facilities management and application outsourcing arrangements.

Rhys was recently recognised in Doyles 2020 Legal Guide for Hong Kong and China as a leading technology lawyer.