Mark Davis is a Partner in Mishcon de Reya LLP in London and Mishcon de Reya in association with Karas So LLP in Hong Kong.
He has a broad commercial contentious and non-contentious practice across a wide range of industry sectors, and particular experience in the shipping, shipbuilding, offshore, aviation and financial & professional services sectors.
He has conducted litigation cases before all divisions of the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council in the UK, and has represented clients involved in arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, LMAA, and UNCITRAL. He has conducted or overseen proceedings in many foreign jurisdictions including Brazil, Canada, China, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan and the USA.
Mark is one of the leading lawyers practising in the area of auditors' negligence. He acted for AssetCo PLC in its groundbreaking (and successful) case against Grant Thornton, and subsequently for the liquidators of Patisserie Valerie in their claims against Grant Thornton, Watchstone PLC in its claims against KPMG, and the Joint Administrators of London & Capital Finance Plc in their claims against EY and PwC.
He is currently instructed on accountants' and auditors' negligence claims in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore with claim values in excess of US$1.5 billion.
Mark has also acted for clients in solicitors' negligence cases, and on both contentious and non-contentious share and asset sale and purchase transactions, ranging in value from £100K to €500 million.
Mark leads Mishcon's shipping practice and is the author of the first and second editions of Bareboat Charters and Refund Guarantees, both of which are the first published English law text books dedicated to these subjects.
Mark is recognised as a leading expert in Legal Business’ Legal Experts publications and acknowledged as one of the World’s leading litigation lawyers in Euromoney’s guide to “The World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers”.
He is also a CEDR accredited mediator and is a fluent German speaker.