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17TH FLOOR, EDINBURGH TOWER, 15 QUEEN'S ROAD, CENTRAL, HONG KONG
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Work +852 2103 0808
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Mark Fairbairn

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Work +852 2103 0878
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Restructuring

Position

Mark has a track record of leading, structuring and executing cross-border transactions for different stakeholders including creditors, debtors, insolvency appointment holders and "event driven" funds on restructurings, formal insolvencies and other special situation engagements. Mark has over 20 years' experience acting throughout Asia for major financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity investors, insolvency practitioners, turnaround specialists, steering committees and public and private corporations on cross-border transactions as well as certain contentious engagements.


Hong Kong

Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Fairbairn  - DLA Piper

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Benefiting from 'deep technical knowledge and expertise in the restructuring and insolvency field', DLA Piper's three-partner team has 'deep expertise and creative ways of applying the law to come up with practical and innovative solutions for complex issues' on behalf of a broad roster of stakeholders including banks, funds, insolvency practitioners and corporates. 'Very experienced' team head Mark Fairbairn is praised for his 'deep technical knowledge, creativity and practical knowledge'; he continues to spearhead many of the most significant matters in the region including advising the ad hoc group of holders of $550m of New York law-governed bonds in connection with the enforcement of their rights against China Shanshui Cement. Praised for his 'very strong cross-border insolvency and restructuring background', Jonathan Leitch adds value to clients by virtue of his 'in-depth knowledge of not just Hong Kong and English law but also familiarity with PRC and US law'. Leitch continues to represent Rabobank, Standard Chartered Bank and DBS Bank as major creditors of the Pacific Andes Group of companies. Ashley Bell has extensive experience in disputes related to cross-border restructuring matters.

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Thailand

Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

The 'excellent’ restructuring and insolvency practice at DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited continues to experience strong demand from clients thanks to its strategic investment in this area in Asia since 2014. Its broad expertise in special situations sees it receiving instructions in bank workouts, bond restructuring and rescue financing. Equally significant are the firm's dispute resolution capabilities, which allow it to handle investigations, litigation and asset recovery proceedings in domestic and cross-border cases. From Hong Kong, Mark Fairbairn heads the overall restructuring practice in Asia and is recommended. Timothy Tan heads the Bangkok-based team, which includes litigator Don Rojanapenkul. Tan is acting as part of a cross-office team to advise an Indian company as the creditor in the debt rehabilitation proceedings of a Thai company. He is also taking the lead role in representing a proposed 'white knight' on the debt restructuring and recapitalisation of Royal Chemie Group.

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