King & Wood Mallesons is a leading law firm in Australia and Asia. It is a member of the King & Wood Mallesons network which operates under a Swiss Verein structure. Each member is a separate and independent partnership operating under the name "King & Wood Mallesons" or other related names. In this policy, the principal partnership, other members of the King & Wood Mallesons network and their associated entities are collectively referred to as KWM. For a list of the locations in which we operate, please click here.
This policy describes the way that King & Wood Mallesons collects, holds and discloses information about individuals. King & Wood Mallesons is subject to the Australian Privacy Act, including the Australian Privacy Principles (collectively “Privacy Legislation”). We may vary this policy from time to time, the most recent version can always be accessed here on our website.
Protecting confidential information is fundamental to our relationship with our clients and to our business. All information received in connection with a client matter is subject to strict duties of confidentiality. We will not disclose that information except in accordance with our professional obligations, as authorised by the client or as contemplated by this policy.
Separate guidelines also apply to information held in relation to King & Wood Mallesons’ own people.
During the course of carrying on our business, we may collect personal information (including sensitive information). We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means. We usually collect the following kinds of personal information:
We collect personal information directly from you, from clients or from authorised representatives. We may also collect personal information from third parties such as regulatory authorities. We will handle any unsolicited information in accordance with law, including destroying or de-identifying such information where we are permitted to do so by a relevant law.
If you do not give us any of the personal information which we ask you for, it may affect our ability to meet our obligations to you or our clients.
We use your personal information (including sensitive information) for the purposes for which it was collected and related purposes (which are normally obvious when we collect it), including to:
You may withdraw your consent to receive marketing materials from us by contacting our Privacy Officer on the details set out below.
We may disclose personal information (including sensitive information) for the purposes for which it was collected, and also:
For the avoidance of doubt, we may use and disclose your personal information in jurisdictions other than the one in which it was collected.
We take reasonable steps to protect all information which we hold (including your personal information) from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
We take reasonable steps to hold information securely in electronic or physical form. We store information in access controlled premises or in electronic databases requiring logins and passwords. Our third party data storage providers comply with appropriate information security industry standards. All partners and staff with access to confidential information are subject to confidentiality obligations.
You may request access at any time to personal information we hold about you. We may charge you a fee where access is provided. We may refuse to provide access if the Privacy Legislation allows us to do so, in which case we will provide reasons for our decision as required by law.
You may also submit a written complaint about how we handle your personal information to our Privacy Officer. If you are not satisfied with our handling of your complaint or we have not replied to you within a reasonable period of time, then you are entitled to make a complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
All requests for access/corrections to your personal data and any complaint should be directed to:
To email our Privacy Officer please click here, or you can contact the Privacy Officer, at King & Wood Mallesons, Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, or on +61 2 9296 2000.
You can also access your contact details / subscriptions via the link "review your subscriptions" at the bottom of any alert email you receive from us.