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Nigel Parker



Parker Nigel
Nigel Parker



Nigel specialises in intellectual property, technology and data.

He advises on the intellectual property, technology and data aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, including joint ventures and collaborations, as well as standalone intellectual property and data-rich commercial matters. He has particular expertise across IP-rich sectors, including life sciences, automotive and financial services. He has experience in a range of digital projects, covering fields such as digital health and digital marketing. His data practice spans all areas of data privacy, including advising on impact assessment of new products and services, international data transfers (including BCRs) and data protection authority investigations. He advises on the legal aspects of cybersecurity, including strategies for managing legal risk and on the response to cyber-attacks and dealing with regulatory authorities. He has extensive experience of complex technology transactions, including outsourcing, complex technology licences, and manufacturing and supply arrangements. Nigel is recognised as a leading individual in his specialist areas, in both Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK. He is the contributing editor of the GIR Guide to Data Protection in Investigations and A&O's Digital Hub blog. 

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Blog Post: 07 February 2023

The European Commission publishes guidance on DSA to help online platforms and search engines calculate average monthly active recipients

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Blog Post: 18 January 2023

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Blog Post: 15 December 2022

The Council of the EU adopts a general approach on the proposed AI Regulation

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Blog Post: 26 October 2022

EDPB's October plenary-harmonisation of GDPR enforcement, a new Data Protection Seal and updated guidance

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2005


LLB, Law, The University of Manchester, 2001

LLM, Commercial Intellectual Property, Nottingham Law School, 2007

Published work

  • "Infiltrate, Extort, Repeat - The Ransomware Pandemic" (Nigel Parker, Nathan Charnock, Daniel Rubin), ICLG 2022
  • "Get Stuffed! Are you prepared for a credential-stuffing attack? (Nigel Parker and Nathan Charnock), ICLG 2021
  • "Effective Cyber Diligence – The Importance of Getting it Right" (Nigel Parker and Alexandra Rendell), ICLG 2020
  • "The Regulators Have Spoken – Nine Lessons To Help Protect Your Business" (Nigel Parker and Alexandra Rendell), ICLG 2019
  • "Would the Standard of Cybersecurity be Improved by the Introduction of Mandatory Cybersecurity Controls?" (Nigel Parker and Alex Shandro), ICLG 2018
  • "International Data Transfers under the proposed Data Protection Regulation", PDP Journals, May 2012
  • "The secret recipe: key ingredients of agreements to protect confidential information" Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Practice Point, February 2011.
  • "Cross-border data transfers: Weighing up regulator requests" PLC, January 2011.
  • "Intellectual property and joint ventures: protection of intellectual property on exit", 4 Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 473, 2009.
  • "Post-termination use of licensed intellectual property by licensees", 3 Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 5, 2008.
  • "Data Protection Law in Japan: a European Perspective", 8 World Data Protection Report 12, 2008.
  • "Intellectual property issues in joint ventures and collaborations", Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2: 729-74, 2007.