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    09-10-2019

    Eversheds Sutherland appoints Mark Hughes from Slaughter and May to join its Hong Kong disputes practice

    Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Mark Hughes as Litigation Partner within its Hong Kong office. 

    Mark joins with a strong reputation for managing complex, high-stakes litigation in the Hong Kong and wider-APAC market. He also has significant experience across international arbitration, proceedings before specialist tribunals, and in internal investigations and local and cross-border investigations by criminal and regulatory authorities.

    Mark will continue to grow his successful arbitration and global disputes practice from Eversheds Sutherland’s global platform. He is dual qualified to practice in England and Wales and Hong Kong, and arrives from Slaughter and May where he trained, qualifying in London in 2003. He has led Slaughter and May’s disputes practice in Asia, since arriving in Hong Kong in 2010.

    Eversheds Sutherland’s litigation and disputes group in Hong Kong now boasts an 18-strong team, and Mark’s appointment will continue to build on the practice’s already strong reputation for handling complex, high-value international mandates.

    Stephen Kitts, Managing Partner, Asia commented:

    “Mark is one of the leading litigators in Hong Kong and he is a trusted advisor to his clients. His appointment sends a clear message of our determination to build a tier one disputes practice in Asia. The Hong Kong office has more than doubled in size over the past three years. We have added over five new specialisms and teams and expanded our business support groups. Our strategy in Asia is clear: Eversheds Sutherland will be one of the leading international firms in the region.”

    Mark Hughes, said:

    “I have been impressed by what Eversheds Sutherland has achieved, there is real momentum with the firm with clear ambition to be the premier litigation and disputes firm in Asia. The enthusiasm to build the practice is there for all to see and it’s a great opportunity for me to make a difference and be part of an exciting success story”.

    Mark Yeadon, Head of Disputes, Asia, also commented:

    “I am delighted to welcome Mark to the team. He has a strong reputation and is renowned for giving high quality, pragmatic advice. We look forward to working alongside Mark as we build on our achievements in Hong Kong and more widely across Asia.” 

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