Scott Thiel is Asia Head of DLA Piper’s Global Technology and FinTech sector initiative. He advises clients 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 importance 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.  

Scott is also a non-executive director of Hedera Hashgraph. He is also the founder and product sponsor for TOKO, DLA Piper’s subsidiary which has built a tokenisation engine and digital asset management platform. Link to our TOKO official launch video as follows: DLA Piper & Aldersgate Launch TOKO Security Token Engine Video. TOKO also won in the category of “Moving the Market Forward” at the most recent FT Innovative Lawyer Awards Asia Pacific 2021