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Mark is a projects lawyer and the Managing Partner of our firm. He is highly-regarded for his specialist legal work in project finance and infrastructure including mergers and acquisitions, cross border transactions and public private partnerships.
Mark’s practice encompasses infrastructure, energy & resources, and financial services. Mark has been a leading commentator on outsourcing legal work to New Zealand.
Mark’s expertise spans mergers and acquisitions (including cross border transactions); acting for developers and financiers in relation to private and public partnerships; advising a number of consortia on energy and resources projects; commentating on the opportunities in legal outsourcing; acting on the finance aspects for various project and commercial targets; extensive projects background with experience in cross border M&A transactions, PPP, infrastructure, debt and alternative asset classes.
Mark has worked on transaction jurisdictions all across the world, and is strategically growing the firm’s offering in Asia.
Mark was recently listed as one of the ALB Magazines hottest 40 lawyers of 2010, recognised for his innovative outsourcing strategy for the firm. Mark was also a recommended individual in the ALB Guide for his work in the Energy and Resources industry.
Mark has published a number of articles relating to client care, energy and resources, as well as acquisition finance matters. Mark has often been invited to speak at conferences on the topic of legal outsourcing and he is a leading commentator on this topic.
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Mark has worked on transaction jurisdictions in all the major European and Eastern European countries as well as the Americas, the Middle East, South East Asia and Oceania. Minter Ellison continues to invest in the Asia region with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.
Mark has advised a range of consortia on a number of energy and resources projects. Mark has worked on the development or acquisition of several power stations including Ferrybridge, Rocksavage, Coryton and Bord na Mona stations in the UK. His experience also includes upstream assets such as north sea oil holdings, gas transportation facilities and bulk storage facilities. This work included review and advice on the suite of project and finance documents and bid strategy.
Mark has acted on the finance aspects of the acquisition of various project and commercial targets on the basis of share and asset purchases acquired or developed on the back of non-recourse, limited recourse and full recourse finance.
He has advised on acquisition finance projects in relation to publicly listed and private targets and financed by senior, mezzanine, second lien and high yield finance as well as private equity acquisitions. This included public to private and whitewash/3-debenture security transactions.
Mark has a strong projects background with experience in advising on cross border mergers & acquisitions transactions, acquisition finance, public private partnerships, infrastructure, debt and alternate asset classes.
Mark has a strong mergers & acquisitions background with extensive experience in advising on cross border mergers & acquisitions transactions.
Mark has been a leading commentator on outsourcing legal work to New Zealand and has spoken at conferences in relation to this topic. Minter Ellison has a strong outsourcing offering with more than half the partners having gained experience in international law firms.
Mark has a strong projects background with experience in advising on cross border M&A transactions, acquisition finance, public private partnerships, infrastructure, debt and alternate asset classes. Mark was previously a partner at a large U.S. firm and spent 7 years in the UK and 2 years in Sydney doing projects work.
Mark has acted for both developers and financiers in relation to public private partnership transactions including facilities management services, road, rail, water and power developments.