Mark Shepherd > Shoosmiths LLP > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
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Mark is a corporate partner, specialising in advising both public and private companies in corporate transactions, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, listings/de-listings, demergers, capital fund raisings and reductions, joint ventures, compliance and corporate governance.

Project experience includes advising:

  • PPF Group NV on numerous cross border M&A transactions including its acquisition of a 50% stake in the Eldorado Group, Russia’s largest consumer electronics retailer for $300 million;
  • Croma Security Solutions Group plc on numerous corporate acquisitions and corporate governance and related matters;
  • Hitachi Rail Europe Limited in connection with its participation in a £4.5 billion government contract to build and service a new fleet of high speed intercity trains to be operated on the Great West Main Line and East Coast Main Line;
  • Numerous owner/managers on the sale of their businesses; and
  • A variety of corporate groups on buy and build programmes.


Mark joined Shoosmiths as a partner in 2005. Prior to that Mark was a partner in Blake Lapthorn. Mark trained at Gouldens in the City, qualifying in 1986, before moving to join the corporate department of Freshfields in 1987 where he remained for four years.


Worth School, West Susses; Manchester University (2:1 LLB Hons) and Guildford College of Law

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Hampshire

Based out of the national firm’s Solent office in Southampton, Shoosmiths LLP’s regional corporate team advises a wide range of regional, national, and international clients in the key areas of venture capital, private equity, and mid-market M&A. The national corporate offering is led by Stephen Porter , based in Southampton, and Mark Shepherd heads the local team on corporate and commercial matters, with Sean Wright leading on private equity. The team deals with a variety of high-value and complex matters, including deals that are crucial to clients’ longer-term strategy. Lisa Sigalet brings experience in both M&A and private equity, and is noted for her crucial roles supporting team leadership and acting on complex cross-border transactions. Emma Livesey and Laura Austin are also recommended.