Mark Arnold KC KC 2013, Called to the Bar 1988

Mark was Joint Head of Chambers at South Square between 2017 and 2022.

An experienced advocate with more than 30 years’ experience, Mark specialises in domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency, banking and finance, commercial law and company law.

He has appeared or advised in major restructurings and insolvencies and other substantial matters in many sectors, including energy (TXU), oil and gas (Seven Energy, Paragon Offshore, Prospector and others), banking and financial services (MF Global, ARM Asset backed Securities, SAAD, Lehman, Kaupthing, BCCI and others), pensions (Silentnight, Box Clever, Lehman: Storm Funding, and Dana), retail (Steinhoff, Stripes, Card Protection Plan, Woolworths), shipping (Northsea Base Investments Group and others, principally Chinese and Korean shipbuilders), telecommunications (Phones4U, Hellas Telecommunications, Dolphin and others) and logistics (Syncreon).

Mark is a contributor to Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities and Remedies (Mortimore, OUP, 3rd edition 2017: chapters on directors’ duties), of the forthcoming 4th edition of which he will be editor. He also contributed the chapter on the EU Insolvency Regulation in Cross-Border Insolvency Fourth Edition (Sheldon, Bloomsbury, 2015).

The leading guides to the UK Bar have variously described Mark as “a very, very good advocate who is easy to deal with and liked by clients. His written work is top drawer”, “very thorough, extremely intelligent and very good to work with” and “diligent, calm, well-organised and a pleasure to deal with”.

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