Mark is a lawyer with extensive experience in technology and data matters. He has expertise advising clients in the financial services and tech, media and comms sectors, and a consequent focus on FinTech.
Mark regularly advises clients on technology and outsourcing contracts of all shapes and sizes, as well as a broad range of data matters.
He has long standing experience of advising clients in both the financial services and technology sectors, and at the intersection of the two. As such, he frequently advises on blockchain, digital payments and cybersecurity issues, with FinTech being a particular area of interest.
From a data perspective, Mark advises clients on a wide range of data protection issues, from GDPR matters through to the use and exploitation of large data sets. He has also has experience of law enforcement access and interception of communications issues.
Mark is a Fellow of the Society for Computers and Law, and is the Technology section editor of Computers and Telecommunications Law Review. He is recommended for Technology and Outsourcing work in Chambers and other legal directories.
He is always excellent - very knowledgeable and competent.
Has great depth of expertise.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I have been interested in technology and data from a young age – this led to me writing software for IBM before becoming lawyer. As such, I am keen to help others maximise the benefits of implementing and using new technologies, where they can have a transformative impact.
Virgin Media and Vodafone
Advised on a new wholesale deal to bring over three million Virgin Media mobile customers onto the Vodafone network.
Advised on the GDPR issues arising out of the proposed use of behavioural biometrics as a factor in implementing strong customer authentication for transactions in accordance with PSD2.
International reinsurance group
Advised on the IT agreements underpinning the implementation and operation of a new global administration system for its insurance business.
Advised FS-ISAC on the legality of threat information sharing under GDPR. Read more.
A draft Open Finance Act's framework for financial data access builds on 'open banking' rules: what are its main elements?