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 seperate 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 K&WM. 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 National Privacy Principles and the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (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. We usually collect the following kinds of personal information:
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 for the purposes for which it was collected and related purposes (which are normally obvious when we collect it), including to:
We may disclose personal information for the purposes for which it was collected, and also:
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. 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. All requests for access/corrections to your personal data should be directed to:
To email the Privacy officer please click here, or you can contact the Privacy Officer, at King & Wood Mallesons, Level 50, Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia, or on +61 3 9643 4000.
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.