With a wide-ranging commercial law background developed in London and for the last 20+ years in Hong Kong, Mark specialises in providing general banking, finance, insolvency, employment and financial services regulatory compliance advice.
His clients range from financial services providers such as banks, brokers, financial advisers and fund managers, to financial services users such as borrowers, investors and issuers as well as insolvency practitioners. He is known to be technically strong in English and Hong Kong laws but focused on results: “Mark Reed is extremely knowledgeable and helpful and has a commercial approach” (Asia Pacific Legal 500 2015).
Mark is also well known for his regulatory licensing and compliance advice and has helped establish many businesses in Hong Kong, overcoming regulatory problems. He is described as a “hugely responsive and attentive lawyer who possesses excellent knowledge of the Hong Kong regulatory regime” (Chambers Asia 2014).
He has experience of most types of finance transactions and is one of the few Hong Kong lawyers having trade and commodity finance expertise. In addition, Mark has worked on many high profile insolvent restructurings in London and Hong Kong, including acting for Sky TV in the UK and TSL Jewellery in Hong Kong.
“The speed and accuracy of the work really stand out, both precise and commercially savvy.”
Chambers Asia Pacific 2013