Mark Brown > Bristows LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Bristows LLP

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Commercial disputes


Mark has over 25 years’ experience handling complex contract and tort disputes at all levels of the English courts and in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations.

Mark’s clients include corporations operating in industry sectors including life sciences/pharma, information technology and digital media. He is highly experienced in both court litigation and arbitration, and has particular skill in managing and resolving commercial disputes before they reach court or an arbitral tribunal.

Mark’s disputes expertise in the life sciences sector runs across a variety of sector-specific contracts relating to IP-rich assets and highly technical subject matter, ranging from licences and collaboration agreements to supply and distribution contracts. He also experienced in product liability and misuse of confidential information disputes. His clients include several household name pharmaceutical companies.

In the IT and digital media space, Mark has been engaged in resolving disagreements around IT contracts, computer gaming and social media platforms.

The types of contentious issues Mark handles arise from breach of commercial and corporate transaction contracts, judicial review, misuse of confidential information and other torts, product liability, company and shareholder disputes. His cases often involve cross-border complexities, including issues of jurisdiction, applicable law, asset freezing and enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards.

Mark runs Bristows’ Groupe Juridique Francophone, which provides a full range of legal services to French and Francophone companies with commercial interests in the UK. He speaks fluent French and Italian.

He is a member of The Association for International Arbitration.


Trained at Finers Stephens Innocent
Qualified in 1995 and partner 2000
Partner at Bristows since 2007


French, Italian


Association for International Arbitration


Clifton College, Bristol
London School of Economics and Political Science (LLB Law)
University of Strasbourg (French Law degree)


History, running

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Bristows LLP‘s team has substantial expertise in commercial disputes connected with the technology, life sciences, industrial markets and consumer products sectors. It was particularly active recently in litigation arising from debt restructurings and contractual disputes, among various other matters. The department is led by Mark Brown, who specialises in life sciences/pharmaceutical and digital content disputes. Anna Cook has approximately 25 years of experience in disputes arising from commercial contracts, software and large-scale technology projects. Simon Clark is noted for his expertise in digital media, breaches of confidence, and the interplay between commercial law and IP law.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Bristows LLP leverages the firm’s impressive technology, data privacy and intellectual property expertise to act on contentious and non-contentious matters for clients across the media and entertainment sector. Paul Jordan handles advertising, marketing law and brand protection work. He co-heads the practice with technology expert Mark Watts, who is noted for his particular expertise in data privacy. Commercial disputes partner Mark Brown has a strong profile among clients in the gaming industry. In addition, other key individuals include Richard Dickinson and of counsel Greg Ruback, who joined from Arnold & Porter and Paramount Pictures respectively in 2020. Senior associate Andrew Butcher is also recommended.