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Mark Wood, Senior Office Partner

Mark Wood

Senior Office Partner

Office Location Head

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate
  • Financial services
  • Restructuring and insolvency

Practice notes

Mark is a Senior Office Partner in our Corporate group and the Office Location Head for the Company Commercial Practice Group in Nottingham.

Mark specialises in advisory work to boards upon financial problems, Corporate Recovery, Corporate Restructuring, Directors duties advice and reviewing and enforcing security for Lenders acting for Insolvency Practitioners, LPA Receivers and provision protection of Directors in complex corporate restructuring. Mark is also the Global Head of our Personal Insolvency practice.

Mark has led and acted in most of the high profile Restructuring and Insolvency assignments in the East Midlands over the last 10 years. His recent experience includes: representing 98% of Merchant Acquiring Industry and household named credit card companies (£600 billion plus) in a government consultation to maintain card payment transactions to risk industries; acting on the Administration of MG Rover Group Limited for PWC; acting for Deloitte Administrators in the administration of Mark Group Limited; acting for PwC administrators in the Administration of W R Refrigeration Limited; acting for Deloitte administrators is the administration of RJ Herbert Ltd; acting on the acquisition of the business and assets of Outsourcery out of administration for GCI; acting for Duff & Phelps Administrators on the retail administration of Feather & Black and Multiyork Limited and acting for board members/directors to protect them personally in a multitude of solvent restructuring processes and turnaround positions.

The team occupies tier 1 status in both Legal directories for Restructuring and Insolvency work. Mark is also a leading individual in the Legal directories where they comment, “Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP ‘provides the level of technical quality, client service and commercial acumen normally associated with a Magic Circle firm or large City practice’, with the ‘outstanding’ and ‘technically rigorous’ Mark Wood at the helm, the practice is known for undertaking complex restructuring work, especially in the retail, financial services, energy and leisure sectors".

[Chambers and Partners] also comment that clients confirm that " the approachable, pragmatic and commercial Mark Wood provides top-quality advice”. He is noted for both contentious and non-contentious restructuring matters. He is particularly experienced in the retail sector.

Previous Chambers & Partners comments also confirm that Mark is “a very good lawyer who is personable" and "gets the job done even in tricky cases".

Mark is a member of R3 Business Recovery Professionals and a qualified Solicitor Advocate having obtained his Higher Rights Accreditation in 2005.

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