Mark Stevens > Deacons > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Deacons
5TH FLOOR, ALEXANDRA HOUSE
18 CHATER ROAD, CENTRAL
HONG KONG
Hong Kong

Work Department

Corporate Commercial

Position

Partner

Career

Mark has approximately 30 years’ experience specialising in cross-border M&As, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures and a range of commercial projects.

Highlights

In a career spanning more than three decades, Mark has worked with clients in the Asia Pacific region on their inbound and outbound M&A, joint venture, private equity and other commercial transactions. He has broad sector experience working on transactions involving logistics, trading, sourcing, retail, fast moving consumer goods, real estate, hospitality, e-commerce, publishing and natural resources.  His clients include blue chip listed and private entities, private equity funds as well as public utilities and statutory bodies.

Languages

English

Memberships

  • Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Member, The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Convener of panel of examiners for the Company and Commercial Head of the Overseas Lawyers Qualification Exam

Education

  • LSFE, College of Law, Chester (1991)
  • CPE, College of Law, Chester (1990)
  • BSocSc, Money, Banking and Finance, University of Birmingham (1989)

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Commercial, corporate and M&A: independent Hong Kong law firms

Deacons has a long track record of handling complex, high-value corporate transactions, including acting on inbound and outbound M&A, take-privates and business reorganisations. In addition to its work for multinationals entering the PRC market, the group also acts for public and private HK companies across sectors including financial services, real estate, consumer goods and technology. The group is jointly headed by Ronny Chow, who leads the corporate finance team, and Machiuanna Chu, who is also head of the corporate and commercial sub-team; and it was bolstered with the hire of Mark Stevens who joined from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in September 2o22. Alexander Que is another name to note and takes the lead on privatisation.