Specialist Group Member: Corporate Law & Mergers & Acquisitions
Main Areas of work: Commercial law, mergers and acquisitions
Profile: Mark qualified as a solicitor in London in 1979, acting on behalf of internationally famous musicians. Since leaving London in the early 80s, Mark has specialised in corporate transactions, banking and private equity. He joined Blake Lapthorn in 2000 from Bond Pearce in Southampton, where he had worked on and led some of the region’s major deals. With a business degree and a period working with British Petroleum, Mark brings strong commercial skills and awareness to deals. He is particularly at home managing projects where, increasingly, teams of specialist lawyers and other professionals come together to complete a complex transaction in a tight timescale. This is something he has relished within Blake Lapthorn with its considerable depth of specialists in fields such as tax, pensions, banking, competition law and IP. Mark is recognised for his strong technical skills, his negotiating abilities and his thorough commercial understanding of clients’ objectives.
College: Oxford – Corpus Christi College, BA business studies (1975)
Date of Admission as Solicitor: 1979