Mark's practice covers project and export credit finance, asset finance, structured trade and commodity finance, debt restructurings, acquisition finance and corporate advisory work.

He represents financial institutions, export credit agencies, corporates, boards, and national and supranational sovereign organizations in relation to finance transactions throughout Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Mark has extensive sector experience in infrastructure financing across Africa including off-grid power, healthcare and transportation. He also advises on ESG financings including hospitals, clean energy and transportation.

Advising on sustainability, governance and compliance matters, Mark has extensive experience counseling corporate boards in connection with bribery, corruption, modern slavery, criminal finance and sanctions issues. He also advises financial institutions on the UK’s Capital Requirements Regulation and the EU’s equivalent capital requirements regimes.

Recognized as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 UK for Trade finance, he is noted as 'excelling' in structured export credit transactions and is praised for his 'commercial and user-friendly approach.' He was also recognized in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers, United Kingdom for his work in banking and finance law.

In May 2022, he was re-elected Deputy Chair of the British Exporters Association (BExA). He sits on BExA’s Executive Committee as well as UK Finance’s Export Finance and Trade Committee.

Mark is based in the UK, but has lived and practiced law in the Czech Republic, England, Germany and Russia.

Representative Client Work

  • Contracta UK in relation to a number of transactions in Ghana including the upgrade of the Kumasi teaching hospital, development of Kumasi airport and the redevelopment of Kumasi Central Market, Ghana
  • JP Morgan and UKEF on a $92 million loan to the Ministry of Finance and Economy, Ghana and the Ministry of Roads and Highways, Ghana for the upgrading of a 17 km stretch of the existing Tema-Aflao Road in the greater Accra region
  • NMS Infrastructure in relation to a UKEF-backed €326 million project with the Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene for the design, construction and equipping of six new hospitals
  • UK Export Finance (UKEF), as lender, and Nedbank CIB of South Africa, as agent, in relation to a loan to finance the design, construction and equipping of district and mini hospitals in Zambia
  • UK Finance on UKEF’s General Export Facility

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Solicitor, Senior Courts of England and Wales

Education

  • College of Law, Law Society Finals
  • College of Law, Common Professional Examination
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, LLM (Banking Law and Financial Regulation)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, BSc (Econ-Social Policy)

Community Engagement

  • Chair, People Development Committee, National Youth Agency

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, Banking and Finance Law (2023)
  • The Legal 500 UK, Trade Finance - London - "Leading Individual" (2016-2023)
  • Global Trade Review - Winner, "Best Deals"

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