Hogan Lovells Bolsters TMT Practice with Leading Hong Kong Hire

HONG KONG, 13 January 2014 – Hogan Lovells has recruited Mark Parsons into its Corporate/Commercial team in Hong Kong as a partner with a particular focus on complex commercial transactions and regulatory matters in the TMT sector. Mark is expected to join around the end of January 2014.

Mark was formerly a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Asia where he led their IP/IT practice and their work in the TMT sector. Within a practice covering a wide range of commercial, regulatory and intellectual property matters, Mark is particularly experienced in the negotiation of multi-jurisdictional outsourcing, technology licensing and distribution agreements, as well as advising on commercial matters in the internet and e-commerce space. Mark also has a well-developed practice advising on Asia’s fast developing telecommunications, media and data privacy regulations. Mark is a highly regarded TMT practitioner and is listed in Chambers as a leading individual, where clients reported “He has a very positive and solution-based approach to problems, and is an excellent technician as well.”

Mark's hire adds further breadth and depth to Hogan Lovells' leading global Commercial practice and the well-established multi-disciplinary TMT practice across the Asia region.

Commenting on Mark's arrival, Peter Watts and Robert Waldman, global Co-Heads of Hogan Lovells' Commercial practice, said:

"We are delighted that Mark Parsons will be joining us in Hong Kong to strengthen our team. Mark is a leading practitioner in the TMT sector and he brings a unique blend of genuine commercial, corporate and sector experience that perfectly aligns with our practice both in Asia and globally.

Mark's arrival in our TMT sector team comes shortly after that of LA based media and entertainment partner Sheri Jeffrey who also has a significant Asian component to her practice. This underlines our commitment to further enhance our market leading capability serving the TMT sector in Asia and across our global network. "

Mark added:

"I am delighted to be joining an outstanding practice in Hong Kong and look forward to working closely with the Hogan Lovells' teams globally to provide our clients with the highest level of support in Asia’s increasingly important and dynamic markets."

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