Mark has been advising clients on transactions in Vietnam since 1994. In 2004, he founded Frasers Law Company, the first law firm to obtain a foreign law company licence in Vietnam.
In the 20+ years that Mark has been based in Vietnam, Mark’s practice has focused on corporate matters, especially mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, restructuring and insolvency, commercial real estate transactions, and infrastructure projects. This involves debt and equity structuring of investment projects and the preparation and negotiation of documents. Mark has been involved in numerous power generation, water treatment, road tollway, telecommunications, and oil and gas projects in various jurisdictions within Asia and has advised on a plethora of Vietnamese matters in the banking and finance, corporate and commercial, infrastructure, capital markets, property development and dispute resolution areas.
Mark’s international legal expertise and in-depth knowledge of Vietnam, as much from a legal perspective as commercially, are well renowned, and he is ranked as a top tier lawyer practising in Vietnam by publications such as The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw Profile, Chambers Asia Pacific, Chambers Global and IFLR 1000.
Mark has more than 25 years’ experience on advising clients from all over the globe, and was previously based in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Brunei (as well as Ho Chi Minh City) with the same Magic Circle law firm for more than ten years.