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Mark Western

Maples and Calder Hong Kong
work 53rd Floor, The Center 99 Queen's Road Central Hong Kong
Joint Managing Partner
Hong Kong
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cell+852 9016 0076

Expertise

Mark is Joint Managing Partner of Maples and Calder's Hong Kong office, and head of the firm's Finance practice in Asia.  Mark represents major financial institutions on all aspects of banking law, specialising in asset and acquisition finance.  He has worked extensively in the aircraft finance sector.

Professional Background

Mark joined Maples and Calder in the Cayman Islands in 2004 before moving to Hong Kong in 2009.  He was previously a partner at White & Case and before that, a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges where he completed a secondment to GECAS.  He has also worked for other major City firms.

Mark has been named as a leading banking lawyer in IFLR1000 and recommended for aviation by Who's Who Legal and Legal Media Group's Expert Guide.  Mark has been recognised by Legal 500 Asia Pacific for having "superb business sense".

Education

Mark is a graduate of the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

Bar Admissions

1988 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (practising as an English solicitor in Hong Kong only)
2004 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands
2010 - Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)

Areas of Expertise

Corporate
Finance

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