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Mayer Brown
Hong Kong

Work Department

Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency.


John Marsden is a partner of Mayer Brown and is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Vietnam and Thailand offices. He represents clients in a wide range of matters in the commercial and corporate context. His assignments have included financing transactions, non-performing loan disposals and corporate restructurings. John has provided advice in such large-scale restructurings or insolvencies as Asia Pulp and Paper, Pacific Andes, the Moulin Group, TMT and Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group, all of which are multi-jurisdictional transactions. John was placed into the Shanghai office for three years during which time he was involved with a number of substantial property acquisition and financing transactions.

John has been named a Band 1 Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific (2013-2018), Market Leader in Restructuring and Insolvency by IFLR1000 (2018-2019) and Leading Lawyer in Restructuring and Insolvency by IFLR1000 (2010-2017). Chambers Asia Pacific (2018) described John as he provides an “aggressive and punchy service, but is very commercial too”.


Admitted in Australia – South Australia and Hong Kong.




The University of Adelaide, LLB (Hons); The University of New South Wales, BSc (Hons); The University of Sydney, MPsych.

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Restructuring and insolvency

(Leading individuals)

John MarsdenMayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s R&I practice is uniquely integrated across the APAC region and is supported by the firm’s strong restructuring capabilities in Europe and America. The firm has invested in specialist industry knowledge across sectors such as aviation, technology and energy, making it well-placed to deal with industry-specific complexities. The team focuses its attention on banking and insolvency, and practice head John Marsden has led on many of the firm’s high-profile restructurings and insolvencies in the region, as well as dealing with the recent increase in global restructuring review work in light of macroeconomic factors.

China > Restructuring and insolvency: foreign firms

Fielding practitioners from Hong Kong, Singapore and Vietnam, Mayer Brown‘s regionally-integrated restructuring practice has substantial coverage of both China and South-East Asia. Hong Kong-based global restructuring co-head John Marsden has a strong track record in large-scale restructurings and insolvencies, while former partner Tom Pugh is at Walkers since September 2021.