Mark Arnold QC QC 2013, Called to the Bar 1988

Mark is Joint Head of Chambers at South Square. He specialises in domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency, banking and finance, commercial law and company law.

In recent years, Mark has appeared or advised in major restructurings and insolvencies and other substantial matters in various 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 and others), pensions (Box Clever, Lehman: Storm Funding, and Dana), retail (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) and Cross-Border Insolvency Fourth Edition (Sheldon, Bloomsbury, 2015: chapter on the EU Insolvency Regulation). He was co-author (with Peter Arden QC) of the joint response of the Chancery Bar Association and the Bar Council to the EU consultation on the amendment of the Insolvency Regulation 1346/2000, leading to the recast Insolvency Regulation 2015/848.

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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