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Mr Mark Parsons
Mark Parsons is a technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) partner who heads the firm’s corporate practice in Hong Kong office. His practice spans the Asia-Pacific region, covering the full range of commercial and regulatory work in the TMT and other business sectors. His particular areas of focus on the commercial front include technology and business process outsourcing, electronic and mobile payments, fintech, 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 region’s leading advisors on data protection and cyber security 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)
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Hogan Lovells‘ contentious and non-contentious Greater China practice assists TMT clients with a wide range of matters throughout their life cycles. In addition to advising major TMT industry players, the practice acts for non-TMT organisations in their use of technology, particularly financial institutions, financial services providers, retailers, consumer brands, life sciences businesses and automotive sector clients. ‘In the top band of TMT transactional lawyers‘, Mark Parsons‘ practice covers the full range of technology and telecoms-related commercial and regulatory work; Eugene Low heads the IPMT group in Hong Kong, along with co-leading the firm’s esports and video gaming practice; and Andrew McGinty‘s wide sectoral includes TMT work. Experienced counsel Tommy Liu specialises in the transactional structuring and contractual arrangements of TMT-related projects. Don Williams and Liang Xu, along with Tony Mou, Katie Feng , Helen Xia and Adrian Emch, are key mainland China contacts.
Well known for its advice to financial institutions, owners of robo-advisers and alternative lending companies, Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s Greater China practice also acts for clients that are active in relation to blockchains, AI, and payments and money transfers. The firm is additionally in association with the PRC’s Fujian Fidelity Law Firm, through which it provides integrated international and local advice to clients conducting business in China. In Hong Kong, the broad practice of Asia-Pacific regulatory head Mark Parsons includes commercial and regulatory work in the fintech space; Andrew McGinty focuses on the TMT, venture capital, real estate, life sciences and insurance sectors; and counsel Tommy Liu specialises in strategic transaction structuring and contractual arrangements for TMT-related projects. Cross-border transactions expert Lu Zhou is a key partner in Beijing.
Advising TMT clients over their full business life-cycle, Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s Greater China practice also advises non-TMT sector organisations on their use of technology, particularly financial institutions, financial services providers, retailers, consumer brands, life sciences businesses and automotive sector clients. Notable areas of strength range from privacy and cybersecurity, open banking, and cloud and internet content provision services, to online payments, e-commerce, fintech and EduTech. The firm also houses specialists in satellites, network video, audio programmes, and blockchain and smart contracts. In Hong Kong, Asia-Pacific regulatory practice head Mark Parsons acts on the full range of technology and telecoms-related commercial and regulatory work; and Don Williams, who splits his time between the firm’s Shanghai and Silicon Valley offices, advises TMT companies throughout their entire lifecycle. On the mainland, Liang Xu is a cross-border joint venture and M&A deal expert, while Sherry Gong and Lu Zhou also both act on TMT-related transactions.