Technology and Privacy Partner Connell O’Neill Joins Gibson Dunn in Hong Kong

August 3, 2020

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Connell O’Neill has joined the firm as a partner in the Hong Kong office.  O’Neill, formerly with Allen & Overy, will continue his technology transactions and privacy practice with Gibson Dunn.

“We are very pleased to welcome Connell to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “We are committed to building up our litigation and transactional practices in Asia.  With his robust cross-Asia practice and strong reputation in the market, Connell is a terrific addition to our Hong Kong office, where his areas of focus – data privacy and cyber security issues and technology transactions and outsourcing – are increasingly in demand by our clients in the region.  His arrival will further position us to serve our global clients in important, dynamic markets throughout Asia Pacific.”

“Connell’s addition allows us to expand our Hong Kong offerings and address our clients’ needs in the digital economy,” said Kelly Austin, Partner in Charge of the Hong Kong office.  “As a leading privacy and technology transactions lawyer in Asia Pacific, he is highly regarded in the market.  Connell’s practice will integrate seamlessly with our corporate practice, giving us added ability to handle a wide variety of technology-related M&A and outsourcing capacity across the region.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining Gibson Dunn in Hong Kong,” O’Neill said.  “The firm’s emphasis on teamwork and collaboration was a big draw for me, and I’m looking forward to working closely with my new colleagues in Asia and worldwide.”

About Connell O’Neill

O’Neill focuses on corporate transactions in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors, including fintech, ecommerce, technology infrastructure, and consumer technologies.  He has extensive experience with data privacy and cybersecurity counseling, data-driven transactions, technology transactions and outsourcing, tech sector-focused M&A and growth capital, and telecommunications infrastructure.

Before joining the firm, O’Neill was a partner at Allen & Overy, where he served as the key technology lawyer for the Asia Pacific region.

O’Neill received his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law in Sydney in 2008, his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Australian National University in 2007, and his Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Systems) from Australian National University in 2007.