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Mark Yeadon, Partner

Mark Yeadon




Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Financial services and markets regulation
  • Financial services disputes and investigations
  • Fraud and financial crime
  • Inquiries and investigations
  • International arbitration
  • Litigation and dispute management

Practice notes

Mark Yeadon is a partner based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining the firm in September 2010, he was a partner of Slaughter and May. He has practised in Hong Kong for the last 28 years, having spent his early career in the City of London. He is admitted in both England and Wales and Hong Kong and he is a qualified mediator.

He specialises in the resolution of commercial disputes by arbitration, mediation and court proceedings as well as advising on the conduct of and response to regulatory and other types of inquiry and investigation. He has advised clients throughout Asia on a wide range of commercial and financial disputes and in particular matters arising out of complex financial transactions including derivatives, breaches of commercial contract, negligence, fraud, shareholder disputes and breaches of directors' and employees' duties.

He has acted for major banks and financial institutions, as well as corporates in many different industries. He is currently advising the Hong Kong regulator of broadcasting and telecoms on the key issues affecting these industries.

Mark has been constantly 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)