Mark Parsons

Mark Parsons

Partner
Hong Kong

Email mark.parsons@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +852 2840 5033

Fax +852 2219 0222

LanguagesEnglish

Practice groupCorporate

'He is a very practical person and he gives very good advice; he is able to think outside the box and is very hands-on.'

Mark is the head of our corporate practice in Hong Kong, and a technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) partner with a practice spanning across the Asia-Pacific region. His practice covers the full range of commercial and regulatory work in TMT and in other business sectors that depend on technology as an infrastructure to generate business and to manage operations, in particular fintech.

Mark is known for delivering pragmatic, holistic advice, and has a strong awareness of international practices and a focus on business value. His particular areas of specialization include technology and business process outsourcing; technology, electronic and mobile payments; media and data licensing; telecommunications service arrangements; supply chain and procurement; e-commerce and m-commerce; brand licensing; and distribution arrangements; and the acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property and information technology assets.

Mark is also one of Asia-Pacific region's leading legal advisors on commercial and regulatory work in the fintech space. He is extremely well experienced in advising on telecommunications, data protection and cyber security regulations, and is the first port of call for clients to help them navigate through the complex regulatory issues of the constantly changing technology environment. 

Mark serves as a member of the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data's Standing Committee on Technological Developments.

In addition to holding a Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Toronto, Mark has a Bachelor of Applied Science in engineering from the University of Toronto, where he specialized in computer simulation and process design.

Awards and recognitions

2018-2019

Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

Education and admissions

Education

Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering, University of Toronto

J.D., University of Toronto

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Hong Kong

Ontario

Registered Foreign Lawyer (Singapore)

Related Knowledge

Cybersecurity Internet of Things

Representative experience

Advising technology and telecommunications businesses on entry to Asia-Pacific markets including in respect of cloud, IoT, VoIP, SaaS, data analytics and digital media regulations.


Advising fintechs and e-commerce businesses on payment services, e-money regulations and commercial collaborations for the development and use of new technologies and open data.

Advising financial institutions on digital transformations, including API collaborations, technology and business process outsourcings, the deployment of blockchain and on technology acquisitions.


Advising financial institutions on technology risk management regulations, data protection, cyber security, and AML-CFT regulations.

Advising businesses across a wide range of sectors, including financial services, TMT, retail and automotive, in relation to technology, data protection and cyber security matters.

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