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Mark Parsons is well respected by clients and peers for his knowledge of large-scale outsourcing projects, and for his expertise in internet and e-commerce regulations. Parsons has recently been active on major telecommunications deals.
Mark heads the firm’s Asia-Pacific region regulatory practice. His practice covers the full range of commercial and regulatory work in technology and telecoms, and in other business sectors that depend on technology as an infrastructure to generate business and to manage operations.
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.
'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.'
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.
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering, University of Toronto
- J.D., University of Toronto
- Solicitor, England and Wales
- Hong Kong
- Registered Foreign Lawyer (Singapore)