Gavin Smith is a partner at Allens, with over 15 years' legal experience in Australia and London. Gavin has extensive experience in the fintech sector. As leader of the Startups and Emerging Companies practice at Allens, he advises startups and high-growth companies on how to take their ideas to the next level. He also helps major financial institutions invest in the fintech sector and adapt to the impact of these new entrants and technologies to the market. Gavin is head of the TMT Sector at Allens and has a particular focus on all things related to data. He advises on all aspects of the privacy law arena from data analytics projects and direct marketing to the credit reporting regime. He also specialises in contracts for the procurement of large-scale technology platforms, technology licensing arrangements, major business process and technology outsourcing and offshoring deals.