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 Parsons is a TMT partner based in our Hong Kong office with a practice spanning the Asia-Pacific region. Mark's practice covers the full range of commercial and regulatory work in the technology, media and telecommunications sector and in other business sectors that depend on technology, media and telecommunications to reach their customers and manage their operations. His practice reflects increasing convergence within the TMT sector and the increasingly important interfaces between TMT and financial services, retail, automotive and other sectors.

He delivers pragmatic, holistic advice with a strong awareness of international practice and a focus on business value. His particular areas of focus on the commercial front 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 the Asia-Pacific region's leading advisors on commercial and regulatory work in the fintech space, as well as telecommunications, data protection and cyber security regulations, recognising that regulatory issues are often the threshold question for new business models and products and services, and that the regulation of data and,  technology are increasingly board level issues. Mark has been appointed to a two year term as a member of the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data's Standing Committee on Technological Developments.

In addition to holding a 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

2014-2018

TMT: Telecommunications & Broadcasting - International Firms (China)
Chambers Asia-Pacific

2014-2018

TMT: Information Technology - International Firms (China)
Chambers Asia-Pacific

Education and admissions

Education

Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering, University of Toronto

J.D., University of Toronto

Bar admissions and qualifications

England and Wales

Hong Kong

Ontario, Canada

Singapore (Registered Foreign Lawyer)

Related Knowledge

Cybersecurity Internet of Things

Representative experience

Advising a leading multi-national insurance company on the outsourcing of its managed server and telecommunications infrastructure across the Asia-Pacific region.

Advising various TMT sector businesses on M&A, joint venture and commercial alliances in the Asia Pacific region.

Advising a leading global bank on the outsourcing of its private wealth middle office functions in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Advising a number of leading financial institutions, telecommunications services providers and technology companies on commercial and regulatory aspects of mobile app and mobile payments technologies.

Advising on applications for telecommunications and payments services licences and on ongoing compliance requirements in relation to cutting edge technology and fintech products and services.

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