Mr Mark Parsons > Hogan Lovells > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells
11TH FLOOR, ONE PACIFIC PLACE
88 QUEENSWAY
HONG KONG
Hong Kong

Work Department

Corporate

Position

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.

Languages

English

Education

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)

Lawyer Rankings

China > TMT: foreign firms

Hogan Lovells regularly advises on local, inbound, outbound, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions for Chinese institutions expanding globally or international clients engaging in Greater China. In recent highlights, the team is active in the fintech space where it has been acting in stored value, e-money, peer-to-peer lending and data analytics matters for retailers and content providers seeking to implement online, mobile distribution or digital marketing. Eugene Low is an intellectual property partner based in Hong Kong who works in close cooperation with Beijing-based antitrust specialist Adrian Emch, new private equity group head Stephanie Tang who recently joined in Hong Kong from Shearman & Sterling, and associate Wensheng RenAndrew McGinty and Mark Parsons jointly lead the practice from the Hong Kong office.

China > Fintech: foreign firms

Mark Parsons and Andrew McGinty  jointly lead Hogan Lovells‘ practice from Hong Kong. The group regularly acts for traditional financial institutions, alternative lending companies, and clients in the areas of payments and money transfer, blockchain and artificial intelligence. In Beijing, Lu Zhou advises private equity fund clients and financial institutions on the structuring of investment deals, as well as portfolio companies of fund clients in a variety of transactions. Also notable in Beijing is Sherry Gong who was recently promoted to the partnership.

Hong Kong > TMT

(Leading individuals)

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Benefiting from the resources available to it as a global firm, and also deeply entrenched in the local market, Hogan Lovells is well-placed to represent international and regional entities in the TMT space across a broad swathe of regulatory, corporate and commercial mandates. ‘Standout lawyer‘ Mark Parsons has ‘real credibility in the space‘ across a range of matters, including as it relates to technology outsourcing and market entry for new technologies and services. Led out of Hong Kong by Parsons and implementing a cross-disciplinary offering across international offices on certain projects, the firm continues to handle a significant volume of work for leading Chinese technology company, Tencent. Recent work for it has included the roll out its Midas platform (its online marketplace offering) in various countries across the Asia Pacific region including India, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Now based out of Hong Kong, following his recent relocation from the Shanghai office, Andrew McGinty bolsters the team’s capabilities in relation to corporate/M&A and commercial work within the TMT space, particularly on China-related mandates.