Mark Yeadon is Partner and Hong Kong Head of Disputes and Restructuring at Conyers.
Mark has practised in Hong Kong and London for 40 years prior to joining Conyers in 2021. He spent over 10 years as a partner at Eversheds Sutherland, where he was the Head of the Asia Litigation and Dispute Management Practice. Before that, he was a partner at Slaughter and May where he headed the Hong Kong Litigation Practice for 18 years.
Mark advises clients throughout Asia and specializes in the resolution of commercial disputes by arbitration, court proceedings and mediation. He has a wealth of experience in a wide range of commercial and financial disputes and, in particular, matters arising out of complex financial transactions including derivatives, breaches of commercial contract, breaches of directors’ and employees’ duties, fraud, negligence, and shareholder disputes.
Mark has acted for various major international banks and financial institutions, as well as both domestic and multinational corporates across many different industries. He is highly-regarded as an advisor to both regulated entities and regulators in relation to regulatory inquiries, investigations and disputes.
Mark has been consistently recognised as a leading practitioner in dispute resolution by independent legal directories.
Prior to joining Conyers, Mark has acted on a broad range of matters including :
Winding Up and Shareholder Dispute Proceedings
Insolvency Winding Up Proceedings
Investment and Advisory Disputes
Relationships between Financial Institutions and their Service Providers
Advising a major international commercial bank in relation to:
Relevant Experience of advising on regulatory matters
In relation to regulatory matters in Hong Kong has involved advising:
Mark has been consistently listed in legal directories as a Leading Individual for Dispute Resolution. He has been described by Chambers Asia as “excellent and practical” and “thorough and diligent”. He has been praised for his “thorough, realistic strategies and ability to get right to the point.”
“Department head Mark Yeadon is deemed by sources to be ‘very diligent’ and ‘very hands on.” Clients also appreciate that he is “easy to work with” and note that he provides “measured advice.” He advises clients on disputes in the financial services, broadcasting and telecommunications sectors. - Chambers Asia Pacific 2018
“Mark Yeadon is noted for his involvement in contentious regulatory work. He advises clients across a wide range of sectors, including the financial services, broadcasting and telecommunications sectors.” - Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
“Mark Yeadon leads the firm's dispute resolution practice group in Asia and offers notable experience in handling disputes arising in the financial services and TMT sectors. He is well placed to represent clients in judicial review proceedings and acts on behalf of both regulators and regulated entities.” - Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
“Mark Yeadon has an exceptionally calm and measured approach to clients’ legal matters, providing sharp insights drawn from a wealth of experience in the commercial litigation field. He also has particular expertise in the immensely important and often contentious field of telecommunications regulation.” - Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2020)
“Mark Yeadon leads a team with great expertise in telecoms matters, including competition issues.” - Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2020)
“Mark Yeadon has huge experience of the sector and excellent judgment of litigation issues.” - Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2020)