Alexander Shepherd

Partner of Bird & Bird LLP


Alex’s experience covers all aspects of commercial and regulatory work in the Tech & Comms sector across both developed and developing markets.

Alex is a partner of Bird & Bird LLP in the global Tech & Comms Group. He is based in Singapore.

An England and Wales qualified lawyer, Alex specialises in the legal, commercial and regulatory aspects of telecommunications, IT, technology and eCommerce matters. His key area of practice is advising on technology procurement and regulated outsourcings for financial institutions, investment funds and insurance companies. In addition, he advises a wide-range of technology and telecoms companies on all commercial and regulatory aspects of their businesses. He has been actively involved in the “start-up” community in Asia, particularly in relation to FinTech businesses. He also advises extensively on data protection and privacy across the region. Alex has a deep understanding of technology matters in terms of the legal, commercial and technical aspects, and is therefore able to get involved in all aspects of negotiations and drafting (including commercial and technical schedules).

In addition to having lived and worked in the UK, the US, the UAE, Hong Kong and Singapore, Alex also has extensive experience of working in, and in relation to, emerging markets (particular in Africa) and dealing with a wide-range of cultures. 

He is used to managing cross-practice teams across multiple offices and time-zones.

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