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Mark Western

Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP
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Mark is Managing Partner of Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP and head of the finance practice in Asia. He is also the global head of asset finance. 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 recognised as highly regarded in IFLR1000 and recommended for aviation by Who's Who Legal and Legal Media Group's Expert Guide.  Mark has been recommended by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.


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

Bar Admissions

1988 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)
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


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