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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

Close up view of fibre optic cables

Publications: 29 JANUARY 2020

Trade mark owners need not amend broad specifications following Sky v SkyKick

Today, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in Sky v SkyKick (C-371/18) has declined to follow the Advocate General and held that trade mark specifications that cover broad terms such as “computer software” cannot be invalidated on the basis that they are imprecise or contrary to public policy.

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Publications: 01 JANUARY 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: 28 OCTOBER 2019

The International Comparative Legal Guide: Cybersecurity 2020

This 3rd edition provides a global analysis of common issues in cybersecurity laws and regulations across 32 jurisdictions. It covers key topics such as criminal activity, applicable laws, specific sectors, corporate governance, litigation, insurance, employees, and investigatory and police powers.

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Publications: 02 OCTOBER 2019

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

Regulators and enforcement authorities across the globe are continuing their focus on the activities of banks, corporations and their employees.

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