Partner, Corporate Finance and Commercial Agreements
Since joining Gaby Hardwicke in 1996 he has led the majority of the firm's high-value corporate and commercial transactions, including acting for clients based in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and America.
Specialising in corporate finance and transactional work, including acquisitions, disposals and MBOs, Mark is responsible for the co-ordination of all legal services relating to such transactions and has frequently acted in deals to a value of £20 million. The department has the expertise, experience and personnel to advise on such transactions and always endeavours to bring a commercial, pragmatic approach and real added value to every deal.
Mark and his team also deal with:
- Health care businesses (particularly dental practices, care homes and doctors)
- Private equity
- Bank finance
- Corporate re-structuring
- Administration/liquidation acquisitions and disposals
- Joint ventures
- Shareholders’ agreements
- Agency and distribution agreements
- Terms & conditions of business
- IT licensing, support and maintenance agreements
- Independent legal advice to guarantors/mortgagors
Mark is Past President of the Eastbourne Law Society.
Outside of the law he is married with three children and enjoys golf, skiing and cooking.
Tel: 01323 435 900
Fax: 01323 435 901
What his clients say
I would firstly like to thank you for the highly professional and capable way the negotiations and agreement have been handled. The service and cooperation provided by yourself and also by [solicitors] Gemma [Ritchie] and Hamish [Smith] has made a difficult negotiation a great deal easier. I was concerned about trying to negotiate this deal from a distance, and without an understanding of UK law, but your input and support have made this a great deal easer.
Andre Becker (based in South Africa), Director, AJB Advanced Engineering Ltd
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you [and Senior Associate Solicitor Hamish Smith] for your professionalism and support in this transaction. We started the process in February 2014, 10 months ago. Mark, you have been there throughout the whole process, and you have been supportive, informative and understanding... You both have really pushed this deal to go ahead in the most difficult of times and I really appreciate this... I would like to say thank you once again. Words cannot express the work you have done for me.
Ashkan Pitchforth, South Cliff Ltd
Thank you for the extraordinary help and support that you have afforded us in the restructuring exercise. Your help, guidance and professional support has been outstanding. More than anything your ability to explain, the often complicated and involved processes, in a language that we all understand is a credit to you.
Graham Power, CEO, West End Studios
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