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Nigel Parker

Partner

London

Parker Nigel
Nigel Parker

Partner

London

Nigel specialises in intellectual property, technology and data protection.

He advises on IP, technology and data aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, including joint ventures and collaborations, as well as standalone IP and data-rich commercial matters. He has experience in a range of digital projects for clients across a range of sectors, including in the fields of digital health, connected vehicles and digital marketing. His data practice spans all areas of data privacy, including data breaches, international data transfers (including BCRs) and data protection authority investigations. He has extensive experience of complex outsourcing transactions, acting for both customers and suppliers. Nigel is recognised in Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK and was named one of the "Top 40 under 40" data lawyers by Global Data Review. He is the contributing editor of the ICLG cross-border guide on cybersecurity and an editor of A&O's Digital Hub blog.

Experience highlights

Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2005

Academic

LLB, Law, The University of Manchester, 2001

LLM, Commercial Intellectual Property, Nottingham Law School, 2007

Recognition

Published work

  • "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.

News & insights

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Publications: 16 APRIL 2020

Podcast: The importance of branding to digital transformation

Nigel Parker discusses the importance of getting the branding right when undergoing digital transformation and why a business may wish to establish a new brand, a sub-brand or realign its existing…

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Publications: 15 APRIL 2020

Podcast: How to protect IP as part of a digital transformation strategy

Whether digitalising by building out new digitally-focused units or externally via M&A, many IP challenges will arise especially as digital transformation can happen fast. Meeting these challenges…

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Blog Post: 02 AUGUST 2021

EDPB’s first urgent binding decision: threshold not met, Irish DPC to prioritise its investigation

On 15 July 2021, the European Data Protection Board (the EDPB) issued a press release concerning its first urgent binding decision adopted under Article 66(2) GDPR (the Decision) in response to a…

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Blog Post: 19 JULY 2021

UK Government releases Plan for Digital Regulation

The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) published a policy paper (on 6 July 2021) in connection with the UK Government’s Plan for Digital Regulation now that the UK has exited the…

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