PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said on Monday it has acquired technology law firm Chetty Law in a bid to grow and enhance its technology practice significantly, both locally and globally.
Legal liability attached to advances in technology were increasingly becoming topical risks on the corporate agenda, said PwC, adding that with the introduction of various new technology laws that regulate access and activity on the Web, social media and smart devices, such developments have seen the demand for specialised technology legal services increase.
As such, PwC South Africa partner Mark O’Flaherty said the company added momentum to the growth of its technology practice with the acquisition of Chetty Law.
The acquisition, he added, was aligned with the company’s strategic objectives and vision to become a dominant player in the technology arena.
Chetty Law was established in 2007 and is founded by Pria Chetty, who believed the acquisition presented an opportunity to define the technology and innovation law practice area in South Africa.
PwC would also be introducing a technology and innovation legal practice area that will be housed within its technology practice.