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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 and data aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, including joint ventures and collaborations, as well as standalone technology and data-rich transactions. His data practice spans all areas of data privacy, including data breaches.  He has extensive experience of complex outsourcing transactions, acting for both customers and suppliers. Nigel is recognised in Chambers and Legal 500.  He 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: 30 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: emerging data protection and cybersecurity guidance

The Covid-19 coronavirus is creating a need for organisations to process personal data, for a variety of specific purposes (including managing and protecting their workforce, customers and the public).  Many of these processing activities are not part of “business as usual”, so established policies and protocols may not exist. Organisations face a challenge to ensure that this processing complies with data protection and privacy laws, particularly given the urgency behind some of these processing activities and other pressures, which means there is limited time available for consideration and consultation.

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Publications: 20 MARCH 2020

IP rights in the UK during and after the Brexit transition period

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and is currently in a transition period with the EU. What does this mean for IP rights and what happens to IP protection in the UK at the end of this transition?

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Publications: 18 MARCH 2020

Digital transformation

Digital transformation, built on IT cornerstones of cloud, mobile, social and big data, is affecting all industries. 

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Publications: 10 MARCH 2020

Podcast: How to protect intellectual property in digital transformation

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 requires implementation of a variety of practical and legal measures. Discover more in this podcast by Mark Ridgway and Nigel Parker.

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