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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

BRIDGEWATER PLACE, WATER LANE, LEEDS, LS11 5DR, ENGLAND
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Work 0845 497 97 97
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Fax 0845 498 4994
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Mark Howarth

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Mark is a Partner in our commercial disputes and international arbitration group. He handles a broad spectrum of litigation and international arbitration work, assisting clients from a range of industry sectors – both private and public – in managing complex disputes and commercial risk.

Mark’s experience encompasses business-critical contract disputes and crisis management, post-M&A disputes – including corporate warranty/indemnity claims, completion accounts claims and shareholder disputes – judicial reviews, regulatory investigations and tax-related disputes. Mark also has significant experience of conducting alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation.

Mark is a lead Partner in our specialist energy disputes and regulatory practice acting for major industry clients such as Shell, GDF Suez/Engie, GE, Halliburton, National Grid, EDF, RWE Npower, Eni and Essar. Mark also represents national oil companies.

Mark is recommended by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

Mark joined Eversheds from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2009. Mark read law at Downing College, Cambridge University.

Mark’s experience includes representing:

  • a national oil company in a multi-billion dollar gas sales dispute arising in the Middle East;
  • a global consumer product manufacturer in proceedings for recovery of multi-million pound damages arising from failure of a gas processing system;
  • a consortium of UK local authorities in multiple adjudications and commercial court proceedings relating a £600m Private Finance Initiative recycling and energy from waste project;
  • the world’s largest independent power producer in claims against the former owners of Europe’s biggest gas-fired power station;
  • a global consumer goods client in defending warranty claims brought following disposal of various ‘super-brand’ business divisions;
  • a pharmaceuticals plc in one of the largest ever transfer pricing disputes with HMRC; and
  • an oil super-major in defending complex group action proceedings arising from oil spills in North Africa.

Position

Partner


Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Gary Pellow and Richard Matthews lead Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s ‘organised, friendly and approachable’ practice, which also fields TMT dispute specialist James Hyde, energy litigator Mark Howarth, principal associate Deborah Polden, who ‘works to get the best results for clients’; and senior associate Ed Williams, who specialises in IT disputes and public procurement challenges. Recent highlights for Hyde include representing the Canal & River Trust in the Court of Appeal in a case regarding the price to be paid by Thames Water for water abstracted from a waterway owned by the trust. The practice also acted for an automotive part manufacturer in claim in the High Court arising from a fatality on a French motorway, and defended a Middle Eastern oil company in an arbitration relating to the sale of gas under a long-term gas sales agreement. Other mandates include acting for Theakston Estates in a limited liability partnership dispute and representing a Middle Eastern state in an arbitration regarding contracted trade. Vodafone, Specsavers, DHL and EDF are also clients.

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