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Mark Davis

United Kingdom
Mishcon de Reya

Mark Davis is a Partner in the firm's Dispute Resolution department. He has a broad commercial contentious and non-contentious practice across a wide range of industry sectors, and particular experience in the shipping, shipbuilding, offshore, aviation and financial & professional services sectors.   

He has conducted litigation cases before all divisions of the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council, and has represented clients involved in arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, LMAA, and UNCITRAL. He has conducted or overseen proceedings in many foreign jurisdictions including Brazil, Canada, China, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan and the USA.

Mark has acted for clients in share and asset sale and purchase transactions ranging in value from £100K to €500 million, and advises on diverse contractual issues. He is the author of the first and second editions of Bareboat Charters and Refund Guarantees, both of which are the first published English law text books dedicated to these subjects.

He also regularly drafts and advises on many different types of commercial contracts, including distribution agreements, employment contracts, hire purchase agreements, licencing agreements, loan agreements and security documentation, partnership deeds, sale and purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements and terms and conditions.   

Mark is recognised as a leading expert in Legal Business’ Legal Experts publications and acknowledged as one of the World’s leading litigation lawyers in Euromoney’s guide to “The World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers”. He has lectured frequently at universities in Korea, Malta and Spain. He is also a CEDR accredited mediator and is a fluent German speaker.