Licensed insolvency practitioner Mark is an experienced litigator and restructuring solicitor. His main clients are banks, corporates and accountant insolvency practitioners, but he also advises directors subject to investigations and prosecutions.
Mark specialises in domestic turnaround and cross-border recovery matters such as civil enforcement, fraud, misfeasance and asset tracing claims. He also advises purchasers or prospective purchasers of assets from insolvent estates, mostly telecommunications companies. Mark has assisted with major Serious Fraud Office and offshore fraud matters.
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.
Leading Financial Services Firm
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.
£500m+ national infrastructure company
- Civil enforcement
- Fraud (including offshore)
- Cross-border recoveries
- Asset sales and tracing
- Debt restructuring
- Advised on a major international bank litigation.
- Appeared successfully against Queen’s Counsel at trial in the High Court (Foster Wheeler Wood Group v Chevron).
- Advised a City-based financial services firm on a complex matter involving regulatory, contentious and transactional issues, including the husk of a WW2 fighter aircraft.
- Advised a £500m+ national infrastructure company on a contentious corporate restructure involving complex joint venture arrangements, hedging finance and significant breakage obligations.
- Advised on the restructuring of a major energy company and electronics group.
- Advised on the administration and liquidation of CrissCross Communications.
- Advised on the restructuring and reorganisation of Eurotunnel.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Mark qualified as a solicitor in 1992. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2019, he worked at the following firms:
- Reed Smith
- Clifford Chance