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Mark Adair

Partner


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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, telecommunications and Fintech.

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 sourcing arrangements.

Mark is recognised as a thought leader in the Irish technology law sector. He has recently authored a number of articles for Irish and UK technology publications and presented at national industry conferences. He also regularly coaches organisations on how to negotiate and win better positions in their technology and telecommunications 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. Prior to joining the firm, Mark was a Senior Associate at a leading commercial law firm in Australia and he brings this international experience to our team when advising clients doing business in or through Ireland. 

Specialties

  • IT and telecommunications managed services
  • Cloud computing, including SaaS, IaaS and SLAs
  • FinTech and e-commerce
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Software development, licensing and reselling, including APIs
  • Sourcing and procurement

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • Panellist at the Symposium on Capital Markets and Fintech, hosted by Dublin City University, February 2017.
  • ‘GDPR and Data Protection for Software and Cloud Businesses’, at Bank of Ireland Workbench, October 2016

Authorship

Author of ‘Blockchain Technology: Emerging from the Shadows’, published in PLC Magazine, November 2016

Author of ‘Six “Golden Rules” When Reviewing Cloud Contracts’: The Licensing Journal, published in Wolters Kluwer, September 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

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Areas of Expertise

Technology Law Media & Telecoms Commercial Contracts & Sourcing Fintech Privacy & Data Security

Professional Memberships

Society for Computers and Law

International Technology Law Association

Fintech & Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI)

International Bar Association

Law Society of New South Wales

New York State Bar

Education

University of Cambridge, MA Law

University of Sydney, Dip Law

Bristol Law School, Legal professional training