Malcolm Dowden

Malcolm Dowden brings over a quarter-century of expertise in data privacy, cybersecurity, and digital assets to the firm’s dedicated practice in these domains. Specializing in cross-border data and privacy law compliance, Malcolm’s extensive experience covers a gamut of international legislations including EU GDPR, UK GDPR, and other privacy laws in key markets like the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Singapore, Kenya, South Africa, and India. Malcolm is not just a trusted advisor on these matters but is also a highly sought-after educator. He has created and led workshops on data protection and privacy laws across Southeast Asia, the GCC region, and Africa. These programs have earned accreditations from various esteemed bodies like the Singapore Institute for Legal Education (SILE) and the Bar Councils of Hong Kong and Malaysia. Furthermore, he regularly engages with the Association of Corporate Counsel in the U.S. to discuss the interplay of international and American privacy laws such as GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA. Malcolm’s well-rounded approach combines contractual, technical, and organizational strategies to aid international data transfers, particularly in the wake of the pivotal ECJ ruling in Schrems II.