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DLA Piper UK LLP

PRINCES EXCHANGE, PRINCES SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 4BY, ENGLAND
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Work 02073 490 296
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Fax 0113 369 2949
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12017 LEEDS
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Mark Jackson

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Work 0113 369 2300
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Restructuring.

Position

Mark is the restructuring group head in the UK. Mark focuses his practice on lender-driven solutions for a range of leading financial institutions as well as acting for leading firms of accountants involved in the restructuring and insolvency space. Mark's focus is non-contentious and transactional in nature where there is a senior lender imperative. He is recognised for his tenacity and focus and achieving his clients' commercial objectives.

Career

Trained Sampson Wade; qualified 1983; partner Dibb Lupton Broomhead (now DLA) 1990. Mark was appointed location head of the firm's restructuring team in Leeds in January 1993 and held that post for 21 years until May 2014. He was appointed the UK restructuring group head in June 2013. As an elected partner, he served a three-year term on the firm's board of partners from 2002 to 2005. He is a licensed insolvency practitioner.

Member

Law Society, R3.

Education

St Bede's Grammar School, Bradford; Coventry University, College of Law, Guildford; BA Business Law 1980, Law Society's Final Examination 1981.

Leisure

Numerous sports, travel and music.


Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

DLA Piper UK LLP regularly handles complex, high-profile matters for financially distressed companies including accelerated M&A work, corporate rescues and pre-pack administrations. On the contentious side, the group acts for insolvency practitioners. The 'methodical and super-efficient' Richard Obank heads up the group in Leeds while Duncan Mosley 'leads the Sheffield team with gravitas'. Colin Ashford is the key name for contentious work while Mark Jackson and Barney Smedley focus on restructurings.

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