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Herrington Carmichael LLP

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Camberley, London, Wokingham

Mark Chapman

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Herrington Carmichael LLP

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial


Before returning to Herrington Carmichael LLP in August 2012, Mark worked as legal counsel at Acromas (which at that time owned and operated the Automobile Association (the AA), Saga and British School of Motoring (BSM) brands) and as legal counsel responsible for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India at Apple (designer and manufacturer of iPhone, iPad and iPod). Mark has extensive experience advising on a variety of corporate and commercial matters, both in house and in private practice, with a particular focus on high end commercial, financial services and consumer law matters. Career highlights: commercial: advising household brand on contracts with global vehicle manufacturer. To include advice on customer terms and conditions and associated literature. Contract value £80m. Advising household brand on contracts with global sports car manufacturer. To include advice on customer terms and conditions and associated literature. Contract value £10m. Financial services: review of pension scheme trust deed and rules for scheme with circa-£120m funds under management, advice on recent legislative changes and drafting deed of variation to update the scheme. Advice on regulated activities, financial promotion rules, prospectus directive requirements and collective investment schemes in relation to £4m alternative fundraising scheme. Consumer law: advising on product safety matters, the positioning of EU wide product replacement programs and associated reporting obligations, and responding to questions from competent authorities. Provision of strategic advice on pan-European consumer law claims filed by 12 consumer authorities acting in concert and drafting and advising upon action plan. Corporate: acting for property development company on corporate aspects of its acquisition of a property owning company (SPV) for £12.5m. Advising high street bank on £2.5m loan to US company, to include advising on enforceability of the bank’s security in light of Slavenburg entries discovered as part of our legal due diligence exercise.


Trainee solicitor Herrington Carmichael LLP 2005-2007; qualified 2007; corporate and commercial solicitor Herrington Carmichael LLP 2007; legal counsel Acromas Group 2007-2010; legal counsel Apple 2010-2012; senior solicitor corporate and commercial Herrington & Carmichael LLP 2012-2014; partner corporate and commercial at Herrington Carmichael LLP 2014 to date.


Law Society.


University of the West of England, Bristol (2004 LLB Hons; Legal Practice Course).


Mark is a car enthusiast and enjoys watching comedy and listening to music.

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Herrington Carmichael LLP meets ‘international legal business standards in the field of mergers and acquisitions’ and is recommended for ‘distilling down complicated contractual advice into clear, concise and insightful feedback with clear recommendations and options. Corporate lawyer and practice head Yavan Brar and senior solicitor Alex Canham are recommended for ‘their reactive and comprehensive approach when confronted with complex, international corporate legal situations’, while commercial specialist Mark Chapman ‘has strong technical knowledge and deals expeditiously with requests’ and ‘takes the time to understand clients’ businesses and shape his advice and support in a way that works for the client’. Work highlights included advising on acquisitions, share buy-backs and issuances, refinancing arrangements and financial services regulatory matters.

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