Mark has over 25 years’ experience in international commercial law. Regularly recognized by The Legal 500 in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology and Intellectual Property practice areas, he has been described as “phenomenal” for his “unique mix of deep legal knowledge which combines with a pragmatic approach”.
He originally qualified as a barrister and worked in the City of London and the Andorran Trade Mark Office in the mid-90s. In 1997 he was appointed General Counsel to Tokyo Electron Europe Limited, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of semiconductor production equipment. In 2001, Mark joined niche commercial practice stevensdrake as Head of Media & Technology before moving to regional firm Coffin Mew in 2015 as Head of Commercial & Intellectual Property.
Mark advises multinationals, regional operators and start-ups on general commercial matters with particular experience in the following:
• hardware & software development, supply and licensing agreements;
• R&D collaboration agreements;
• distribution, franchising and sales agency arrangements;
• warehousing and logistics agreements;
• manufacturing and component supply agreements;
• regulatory and import/export controls compliance;
• competition law compliant pricing and supply strategies; and
• contract suites for web and cloud-based services.
With climate change an immediate and pressing issue for the world, Mark takes a special interest in green technology development, circular supply chains and recommerce/recycling businesses.