Dalvin Chien > Sparke Helmore Lawyers > Sydney, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Level 29, 25 Martin Place
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Work Department

Corporate and Commercial


Dalvin is a Partner and head of the Information Technology team.


Dalvin leads the Information Technology Law team at Sparke Helmore.

Dalvin has significant experience in technology transactions, privacy, data sharing, digital marketing, electronic commerce and government contracting.

Dalvin is a trusted leader and is called upon to advise and negotiate major technology projects and complex data security and sharing arrangements in information technology, community and aged care, banking and financial services, healthcare, and government. He helps clients come up with solutions to address commercial and legal risks, especially with the use of technology and data.

The breadth and depth of Dalvin’s experience is derived from his extensive industry and academic experience, having (1) spent time in-house at a number of major organisations in government, financial services, e-health, and technology, (2) lectured at a postgraduate level on Information Technology Law, Commercial Drafting, and Commercial negotiation, and (3) presented and run workshops on legal issues with emerging technologies.




Dalvin is a director of Community Options Australia where he is the deputy chair person and member of the governance committee


Dalvin has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Laws specialising in government and commercial law from the Australian National University.

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Intellectual property

Sparke Helmore Lawyers advises on IP matters involving trade marks, copyright, patents, designs and trade secrets, with particular focuses on brand protection, breach of confidence, commercialisation, enforcement and domain name disputes for both domestic and international clients, including government agencies and local authorities. The practice also undertakes contentious mandates. Shannon Platt is group head for IP and the corporate and commercial practice. The practice group has also undergone some changes, with Dalvin Chien‘s March 2021 arrival from Norton Rose Fulbright following on from  Richard Chew‘s December 2020 move to K&L Gates.

Australia > IT and telecoms

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Sydney-based Dalvin Chien and Shannon Platt  head up the technology team at Sparke Helmore Lawyers, which has expertise in data and cyber security matters and transactions.