Mark qualified as a solicitor in March 1992 and was a licensed insolvency practitioner for over 20 years. He is an experienced litigator and solicitor advocate. Much of his work is in restructuring, where he works on transactional as well as litigation cases. He often advises banks, borrowers and accountant insolvency practitioners on cross border and domestic turnaround and recoveries work. Mark puts particular emphasis on bringing prompt commercial solutions in debt matters, asset sales and group restructurings. He also advises purchasers or prospective purchasers of assets from insolvent estates, particularly telecommunications companies.
Mark’s contentious work includes cross border recovery matters, including fraud, misfeasance and asset tracing claims. He has advised directors subject to investigations and prosecutions. He has worked on several of the major Serious Fraud Office and offshore fraud matters.
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We are a leading City-based financial services firm. I specialise in restructuring and insolvencies. I instructed Mark on a complex matter, involving regulatory, contentious and transactional issues - and included the husk of a WW2 fighter aircraft. I was impressed by his commercial approach, his clear and decisive method and ability to work constructively with all parties and get the job done.
I worked with Mark on a contentious corporate restructure, which involved complex joint venture arrangements, hedging finance and significant breakage obligations. The opposing parties were often intransigent and seemingly unmovable. Mark was impressive in his direction of and contribution to meetings, drafting, correspondence and negotiations. The matter was ongoing over a prolonged period and when the specialisms of the various team members were dissipating, Mark kept a firm grasp of the detail, progress and cost. He choreographed matters in a calm and effective manner when feelings were running high and negotiations disjointed. I do not hesitate to highly recommend him.