Mark specialises in advising on domestic and international construction, engineering and infrastructure projects. He acts for a wide range of clients including contractors, developers, consortiums, investors, and employers, advising on the full lifecycle of a project from its inception to project completion.
Mark has experience in advising on and negotiating amendments to all major standard form construction contracts including the JCT, NEC, FIDIC, LOGIC, IChemE and ICE suites of contracts. He also has considerable experience of drafting and negotiating bespoke construction documents used internationally, including EPC contracts.
Mark is ranked as a key lawyer for non-contentious construction by the Legal 500 UK, and is commended for “working with clients to get deals over the line” and “making himself available, working to deadlines and helping the client achieve successful outcomes”.
Mark particularly focuses on large-scale infrastructure and construction projects, providing advice to clients through all stages of a project from procurement strategies to drafting and negotiating amendments and other ancillary documentation.
Examples of Mark's expertise include:
- acting for Lendlease Construction (Europe) Limited in relation to the construction of a £300 million prison at HMP Fosse Way in Leicester for HM Government, including drafting and negotiating all key subcontracts and continued project advisory work;
- acting for an international conglomerate in its appointment of an EPC contractor for a non-PFI energy-from-waste project in the Northeast of England;
- advising a multinational electric utility company on its existing construction contracts in relation to the construction of a 40MW solar plant in Peru;
- acting for an international Dubai-based contractor on its tenders for and subsequent negotiations of EPC contracts for large infrastructure projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;
- advising a tier one contractor on its contracts for infrastructure elements of the High Speed 2 railway;
- acting for Lendlease Construction (Europe) Limited in relation to its appointment as main contractor in relation to a cut-and-carve redevelopment of a landmark office building in London’s West End;
- advising an international contractor on a consortium agreement in relation to the US$50 million upgrade of a petrochemical refinery in Doha, Qatar;
- advising Nexans on its agreement to manufacture and construct the Celtic Interconnector, the first subsea link for direct electricity exchange between France and Ireland.
Mark regularly presents on a range of construction topics providing seminars in-house to clients and for seminars hosted by Fenwick Elliott, including the King’s College London FIDIC Summer School. He is a founding member of the JCT’s Young Professional Group and sits on the leadership committee.
Mark's memberships/positions include:
- member of the Society of Construction Law; and
- member of the Technology and Construction Solicitors' Association (TECSA).