Mr Mark Dawkins > Akin Gump LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Akin Gump LLP
E1 6EG
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Work Department

Partner; Litigation


Mark Dawkins is a partner in Akin Gump’s litigation group. He has more than three decades of experience handling cases across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and he regularly leads multinational teams on cross-border cases. He brings solution-driven creativity in advising on challenging, and often novel, substantive and strategic issues. Mark routinely advises clients in a wide variety of complex commercial disputes related to investments, joint ventures, civil fraud, sovereign defaults, mergers and acquisitions, warranties, postcompletion accounting issues, shareholder litigation, interbank payments, trading and loans, and structured products.

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Publications: ‘Civil fraud – here to stay?’ published by Legal Business.


Member, The City of London Law Society; Member, The City of London Solicitors’ Company.


L.P.C., The College of Law, Guildford, 1982; LL.B., University of Exeter School of Law, England, 1981.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

Akin Gump LLP ‘has great litigators and client skills‘. The firm has a widely respected cross-border creditor litigation practice and regularly works alongside its highly regarded restructuring colleagues. It also benefits from a robust investment funds litigation practice. Mark Dawkins acts in complex, high-value disputes and investigations, often of a multi-jurisdictional nature. Richard Hornshaw is ‘clever, hardworking and assembles great teams around him‘, Kambiz Larizadeh is a civil fraud specialist, and senior counsel Sheena Buddhdev has particular expertise in insolvency and restructuring.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

The London team at US firm Akin Gump LLP , which is led by the ‘extremely bright and hands-on’ Kambiz Larizadeh, has a track record of work on international disputes, with areas of expertise including mandatory and prohibitive injunctions, international and domestic freezing injunctions, and anti-suit proceedings. Clients include international corporates, major financial institutions, media and technology companies, airlines and high-net-worth individuals. The firm has particular strength in the energy sector and strong experience in the Russian and CIS markets. Other key partners include ‘real leader’ Justin Williams, the hugely experienced Mark Dawkins and the ‘astuteRichard Hornshaw.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

Akin Gump LLP‘s London group ‘has grown up fighting complex, multi-jurisdictional cases and conducted some of the highest value and most complex litigation for some of the savviest and most sophisticated clients‘. It specialises in complex cross-border litigation, including acting for hedge funds and other investment firms on international creditor disputes.These include restructuring matters, debt disputes and shareholder activism issues.Other key areas are energy disputes and Russia and CIS-related litigation. Mark DawkinsRichard HornshawKambiz Larizadeh and Justin Williams are all experienced advisers; senior counsel Sheena Buddhdev and counsel Jenny Arlington are also names to note.