Scott Thiel is Head of DLA Piper's Global Technology and FinTech sector initiative in Asia. He advises clients globally on all aspects of technology related procurements and outsourcing deals and has particular experience on regulatory issues associated with payments clearing and platforms, e-commerce settlements and cross-border payment services offerings.
Scott is a dedicated TMT specialist with a computer science background, which gives him insight that his peers do not have when working with technology companies and providers. This has resulted in him becoming a "go-to" advisor for all things data and tech-related for his clients.
Scott's technology focus is of extra impetus at DLA Piper as he leads a number of tech-related initiatives within the firm, such as being a leader within DLA Piper's recently launched "Blockchain and Digital Assets" practice group and also being the firm's representative on the Hedera Hashgraph Governing Council - a next generation public distributed ledger technology (DLT) infrastructure through which DLA Piper is hosting a node. He is also a non-executive director of the Blockchain Think Lab and Hedera Hashgraph.