Ben Yates is a commercial disputes lawyer specialising in cyber law and fintech.
Ben handles complex court and arbitration cases, often with a cross-border element involving Mainland China. He advises clients on a wide range of complex disputes, in particular on fintech, cyber law, data protection and fraud. Other key practice areas include international trade, energy, real estate, corporate insolvency and director misfeasance.
Leading RPC’s cyber incident response service - ReSecure - in Hong Kong, Ben's cyber law experience includes advising on the collection, use and exploitation of personal data and on the management of data security incidents when they occur. Ben is increasingly called upon to support clients on bitcoin security incidents and issuing surrounding the implementation and use of blockchain technology.
He regularly speaks and writes on cyber law matters, and is the author of a new supplement on cyber law in Chitty on Contracts.
Ben has practised in London and Hong Kong, and is admitted as a solicitor in both Hong Kong and England & Wales. He speaks French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
Ranked as a next generation lawyer - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
Ranked as a next generation lawyer - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017