Mark is a Partner on our Commercial team and advises both Irish and international clients on a range of complex technology matters. He has a particular focus on the areas of software, cloud computing, fintech and data protection.
Mark has developed deep subject matter knowledge and expertise in these areas and often works at the cutting-edge of law and technology when assisting clients in establishing innovative digital products and services. Mark is also an experienced contracts negotiator on behalf of users and suppliers entering into technology projects and outsourcing arrangements.
Mark is recognised as a thought leader in the Irish technology law sector. He has recently authored a number of articles for leading technology publications and presented at international industry conferences. He also regularly coaches organisations on how to negotiate and win better positions in their IT and software contracts.
As one of the key members of the firm’s foreign direct investment (FDI) practice, Mark specialises in helping fast growing international companies establish operations in Ireland and provides ongoing legal advice as their business develops.
‘Managing data in the digital era, Social Innovation Education Fund, Dublin. May 2018.
Author of the Irish chapter of Thomson Reuters Data Privacy Advisor, May 2018
Co-author of ‘Data Security in the Food & Beverage Industry’ published in Checkout Magazine, May 2018
Author of ‘Impact of Brexit on data transfers by UK and European businesses’, published in Financier Worldwide magazine, November 2017
Author of ‘The Blockchain legal landscape’, published in BusinessPlus magazine, August 2017
Author of ‘Blockchain Technology: Emerging from the Shadows’, published in PLC Magazine, November 2016
Author of ‘Navigating the Fintech legal landscape’ published in BusinessPlus magazine, May 2016
Author of ‘Ireland’s Fintech Sector: Investment and Innovation’, for PaymentCompliance magazine, January 2016
Regular expert contributor on fintech and privacy law for Financier Worldwide magazine
Society for Computers and Law
International Technology Law Association
Fintech & Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI)
International Bar Association
University of Cambridge, MA Law
Bristol Law School, Legal professional training