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Mark is a technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) partner based in our Hong Kong office. His practice focuses on strategic corporate-commercial and regulatory work in the TMT sector, including TMT-focussed mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and IPOs and outsourcing and technology development and licensing arrangements. Mark also advises on brand and media licensing, e-commerce, franchising and distribution arrangements and on the intellectual property and information technology aspects of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other corporate transactions. Mark is also a leading expert on Asia region telecommunications and data privacy regulation.




Education: B.AS, Engineering, University of Toronto; and JD, University of Toronto Qualifications: Hong Kong; England and Wales; Ontario, Canada (barrister and solicitor); and Singapore (registered foreign lawyer)

China: Fintech

Fintech: foreign firms

Within: Fintech: foreign firms

Hogan Lovells International LLP's exceptional fintech sector capabilities are very much in evidence in the regulatory, data protection and transactional space. Hong Kong-based Mark Parsons has advised Tencent on its international expansion over past years. In 2017, a multi-jurisdictional team advised on data protection, payments and intellectual property issues relating to its initiatives WeChat Out and Tencent Cloud and assisted the client with Wechat Wallet's global expansion. It continues to advise Citi Group on its Hong Kong digital banking matters in the area of technology agreements, data protection and cyber security. Andrew McGinty is a key name to note in its Shanghai office and he has experience advising financial institutions on facial recognition projects and cross-border online payment collaboration mandates.

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Mark Parsons - Hogan Lovells

Within: TMT

Hogan Lovells' versatile practice is active across the spectrum of commercial and regulatory matters affecting clients in the TMT sector. Led by Mark Parsons, the team has moved with the market and is at the vanguard of the most cutting-edge areas of law, including rapidly developing concepts such as blockchain technology and other fintech issues. Parsons continues to act for Citigroup on its Hong Kong digital banking initiatives, which entailed the drafting and negotiation of technology agreements and the provision of regulatory advice on data protection implications. Other highlights included advising Gogo on its strategic alliance with Cathay Pacific in order to provide in-flight Wi-Fi to customers, and acting for China Telecom Global on a range of matters, including a global data policy review. Kenny Wong is recommended for his work in the media sector. Other clients include Tencent, Google and StubHub.

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