Bucerius Law School / WHU Otto-Beisheim School of Management, Hamburg, GermanyMaster of Law and Business (class rank - 1st - ’outstanding’) (2008 - 2009)
Victoria University of Wellington, New ZealandBachelor of Laws (1999 - 2003)
Victoria University of Wellington, New ZealandBachelor of Commerce (1999 - 2001)
Kapiti College, New Zealand‘A’ Bursary (1998)
COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY LAWYERS, SYDNEY, Senior Associate (current)
QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN LLP, LONDON
EVERSHEDS LLP, LONDON, Associate
Dr JULIAN D M LEW QC, 20 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, Assistant to international commercial arbitral tribunals1
THOMAS DEWAR SZIRANYI LETTS, LAWYERS, Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
Mark is admitted as a Barrister in New Zealand and New South Wales and practises in both jurisdictions.
He has attained a Master of Law and Business from Bucerius Law School in Hamburg where he achieved a pass mark of “outstanding” and was awarded the DAAD prize for best overall student. He also holds an LL.B and Bachelor of Commerce from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Over the past 14 years, Mark has gained experienced in all aspects of dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and court litigation. He has a broad commercial practice and a very wide knowledge of a number of areas of the law and in particular, contracts, professional negligence, trade practices law, directors’ duties, the law of equity, insolvency and insurance.
Mark has practised law in Australia, New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. In Australia, Mark worked for a large commercial law firm and primarily advised a number of professional clients in relation to claims brought against them for breach of professional duties and advised insurers in relation to claims for indemnity against their insureds. He has assisted clients with complex legal issues in relation to claims on contract works policies and In London Mark worked for an international commercial law firm in the investment treaty and international commercial arbitration team. He also acted as Secretary to the Arbitral tribunal on large international commercial arbitrations and worked closely with some of the world’s leading arbitrators and Senior and Queen’s Counsel. Prior to moving to London, Mark practised in the courts of New Zealand and was involved in a range of criminal and commercial trials.