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As co-head of the London corporate team, Mark’s practice covers a broad range of international and domestic corporate, M&A and securities work.  Mark advises on complex, cross-border public and private mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, equity capital markets, restructurings, corporate governance and general corporate law matters. 

Mark's more recent transactional expereince includes advising:

  • Arcapita on the sale of Freightliner Group for £525 million

  • Terra Firma on a sale of a portfolio of aircraft to Macquarie Group Limited for US$4 billion

  • Ready Steady Store on its Joint Venture with York Capital to acquire Alligator Self Storage

  • HC2 Holdings Inc on its acquisition (together with a co-investor) of Bridgehouse Marine Limited, the holding company of Global Marine Systems, a subsea cable company

  • Och Ziff on the disposal of Millennium Offshore Services Superholdings LLC to HM MOS International Limited

  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Arcapita Bank B.S.C.(c) and (subsequently) Reorganized Arcapita on the disposal of its European logistics warehousing business, PointPark Properties to TPG

  • Anchorage Capital on a debt for equity exchange in respect to Ideal Standard and related joint venture arrangements with Bain Capital and others

  • Anchorage on its sale of its minority interest (45%) in Martinrea Honsel Holdings B.V. (a supplier of steel and aluminum components, predominantly to the automotive industry, incorporated in the Netherlands)

  • a leading US hedge fund on possible acquisitions of distressed debt in the hospitality industry

  • all the lenders to Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic on the acquisition of 50 per cent of Santander Asset Management and related joint venture arrangements

  • J. Sainsburys on the acquisition of Sainsburys Bank

  • Virgin Media on its merger with Liberty Global

  • Big Society Capital in connection with its establishment and financing

  • Her Majesty’s Government on the Sale of the Tote

  • A number of listed companies on the establishment of a Pension Funding Partnership

  • AstraZeneca on its joint venture in Algeria

  • Area Property Partners in connection with the acquisition of Minerva Plc

  • J. Sainsbury in connection with bids by Qatari Investment Holdings and KKR

  • Balfour Beatty in acquiring Parsons Brinckerhoff, and associated rights issue

  • PPG Industries Inc. in acquiring the European Operations of SigmaKalon

  • AstraZeneca on its joint venture with and subsequent offer for the entire share capital of Cambridge Antibody Technology

Recognition & Accomplishments

Mark has been recognised as a leading expert in his field by numerous legal publications, Chambers UK (“Experienced and exceptionally knowledgeable”), Legal 500 UK (“Clients highlight the ‘knowledgeable and pragmatic’ Mark Stamp”), and Chambers Global (“Diligent and highly commercial”). He has also edited and published numerous publications and articles, notable publications that Mark has edited include: “Practical Company Law and Corporate Transactions” Third Edition 2011, by Thompson Reuters; and “International Insider Dealing, Second Edition 2005”, by City & Financial Publishing.

Additional Details
Education
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, LL.M.
  • University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, LL.M., 1986
  • University of Southampton, LL.B.
Admissions
  • England and Wales