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10 QUEEN STREET PLACE, LONDON, EC4R 1BE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7551 7777
Fax:
Fax 020 7551 7800
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42609 CHEAPSIDE-1
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www.bateswells.co.uk

Mark Tasker

Tel:
Work 020 7551 7665
Email:
Bates Wells

Work Department

Corporate and commercial.

Position

Partner and head of corporate and commercial team. Specialist in corporate finance, concentrating on both cross-border and domestic private company transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity; corporate fundraising, including equity capital markets work, in particular AIM; joint ventures, shareholder agreements and group reorganisations and issues relating to shareholder disputes and share rights held by executives.

Career

Trained Bircham, Dyson Bell; qualified 1989; partner in present firm 2010. Solicitor Bircham, Dyson Bell 1989-94; appointed associate partner 1994; joined Fox Williams as solicitor 1996; appointed partner 1998; joined Bates Wells Braithwaite as partner 2010. Current directorships: Mark is a non-executive director of the national childrens charity, Starlight Childrens Foundation, that grants wishes for terminally and critically ill children. Publications of note: Mark has written a number of articles that have been published online and in the national press on such issues as shareholder disputes/agreements and raising capital.

Languages

Working knowledge of French and Italian.

Member

International M&A Sub-Committee of the International Business Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Education

Oratory School, Woodcote; London Guildhall University (LLB Hons, Business Law); College of Law, Lancaster Gate, (Law Society finals).


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Tasker - Bates Wells

Within: M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

Bates Wells handles M&A across across the infrastructure, technology and financial services sectors, working with venture capitalists and corporate clients. The firm has benefited from the growth of the 'impact economy' and has a strategic focus on the not for profit sector, advising clients on strategic M&A matters to serve this purpose. Although the team's predominant focus is on the domestic market, it has acted on matters with a US scope. Mark Tasker is a 'brilliant operator', and heads up the corporate and commercial department, with a particular focus on financial services and TMT sector transactions. Associate Matthew Gearing is noted by clients as 'one to watch', and handles corporate finance, investment and transactional matters.

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