With a background advising internationally on strategic and complex data-related technology procurement and sourcings and digital transformation initiatives, Sinead has a breadth of experience in technology and data-led initiatives across regulated sectors and industries, including financial services, energy and telecommunications.
This has also necessitated a deep knowledge of, and specialist experience advising on privacy compliance, data protection, information governance and cybersecurity related governance. Sinead has a passion for digital and data-related innovation and in advising on the regulatory compliance challenges for businesses operating with emerging technologies, including compliance challenges in cloud computing, use of AI, quantum computing and VR.
Sinead also brings with her advice extensive cross-border experience involving multiple jurisdictions including the UK, Europe, USA and Asia.
As a UK and Australian lawyer, Sinead’s practice involves assisting international clients on navigating the complex digital, commercial and data regulatory framework in Australia, and in supporting Australian and Australia-headquartered corporates on their compliance challenges with data protection laws around the world, including the UK DPA and EU GDPR.
Sinead also has significant strength in adopting, advising on and implementing commercial and business strategy. In her prior in-house roles as Senior Legal Counsel with Thales Group in London, she was a trusted member of the Senior Legal Team, reporting to the Board and senior management for one of the largest technology and security solutions providers in the world. Sinead also recently completed a secondment with a leading global financial institution, heading up the Digital & Data Privacy Legal Team, reporting to the General Counsel and Australian Group Board. The experience which Sinead gained in these roles affords her the ability to present clients with a unique insight into the issues permeating the technology and data sectors from both customer and supplier-side and, importantly, advise senior executives and Board members on legal and commercial principals at an informed and in-depth level.