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Hogan Lovells adds tech and real estate counsel

Global law firm Hogan Lovells has appointed a senior technology and real estate lawyer for its Sydney office.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 24 August 2023 Big Law
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Mark Bennett (pictured) has joined Hogan Lovells, bringing more than 25 years of experience working with clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region and globally, in areas including technology procurement and outsourcing, telecommunications, e-commerce, software and digital content licensing, intellectual property acquisitions and disposals and restructurings.

He is dual-qualified in Australia and Hong Kong and has come over from Simon Reid-Kay & Associates, where he served as a consultant.

He will be based in the firm’s Sydney office and will be a counsel.


Speaking about the appointment, Hogan Lovells APAC region regulatory practice head Mark Parsons said: “We are delighted to have Mark Bennett join our strategic operations agreements and regulation team in Sydney.”

“Mark has advised clients on some of the region’s most complex outsourcing and technology procurement projects. He also brings a unique practice at the intersection of technology and real estate, advising a range of industry players in the fast-growing data centre space,” he detailed.

“Adding his skill set to our Sydney office brings another important market differentiator to our team there.”

“With technology being a rapidly expanding market in Australia, Mark’s practice provides a critical link with our existing technology sector expertise in Hong Kong and Asia-Pacific to enable further growth and service offering for our Australian clients,” Mr Parsons went on.

And the firm’s Australian managing partner, Scott Harris, added: “Welcoming Mark Bennett to Hogan Lovells in Sydney demonstrates the firm’s ongoing commitment to strategic growth and investment in the Australian market.”

“We are excited that, in addition to complementing our existing strong tech M&A offering, Mark’s broader tech capabilities create new opportunities, particularly for our international clients doing business in and out of Australia, and we will continue our targeted approach to building out our Australian operations in response to our clients’ needs.”