Mark Rasdale is a partner in A&L Goodbody's Commercial & Technology Group. Mark is also a member of our India Group. His practice covers a wide range of technology and IP focussed commercial transactions and data protection law. Mark has particular experience in technology development, procurement and licensing deals, including managed services, systems integration, data centre services and technology and business process outsourcing. He is also involved in strategic legal due diligence and transitional services arrangements in relation to corporate acquisitions, disposals and restructurings.
Mark’s experience includes acting for international technology and consulting service providers, both in private practice and as an in-house lawyer, in Ireland, and in London where he practised for a number of years.
"Excellent at advising on commercial contracts...a depth of legal knowledge and commercial nous." (Legal 500 2018)
"Passionate about his role, the project and what we need to achieve...technically very good, pragmatic, easy to work with and gets the job done for his client." (Chambers Europe 2018)
"Respected by peers for his experience on a diverse selection of technology mandates...high regard for his knowledge and expertise." (Chambers Europe 2017)
"Responsive, approachable and of the highest integrity. His advice is commercially focused." (Chambers Europe 2016)
Mark regularly presents at conferences and industry events including: the National Data Protection Conference 2016; the Irish Computer Society, IT Leaders Conference 2015 - "IT in 2020"; iTechLaw 10th International Asian Conference - "Cloud Computing; Aspiring to Service Level Standardisation"; ICS Data Protection Seminar Series October 2014 - "EU Safe Harbour Regime: How Safe Is It?"; ICS 6th Annual Data Protection Conference - "Technology Innovation & Data Protection" (February 2014; iTechLaw 9th International Asian Conference 2013, Bangalore, India - “Outsourcing, Current Trends: The Customer Perspective"; ICS 5th Annual Data Protection Conference- "Data Protection Reform – A Brave New World?".
Mark is the co-author of Information Technology: Professional Practice Guide (Law Society of Ireland/Cavendish Publishing 2004). He is the Irish representative for iTechLaw and is Vice Chair of the iTechLaw Outsourcing Sub-Committee. He is a member of the Society for Computers and Law and is also admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising). Mark is currently a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).