Mark Fairbairn


DLA Piper
17th Floor, Edinburgh Tower
15 Queen's Road Central
Hong Kong, China

Tel: +852 2103 0878
Fax: +852 2810 1345


Mark is regionally and internationally recognized for his leadership in the restructuring and finance arenas. Chambers Asia Pacific (2000-2014), Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2006-2014), IFLR1000 (2005-2010, 2011-2012), PLC Which Lawyer? (2008-2012), and Euromoney Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyer.

Chambers Asia Pacific stated in 2013 that “Mark Fairbairn has nearly two decades of experience in representing investment banks, steering committees, funds and major corporations in cross-border transactions across the region. Sources recommend his innovation and real tactical knowledge of the law. He has a great manner and understands what we are looking for.”

With dedicated restructuring lawyers across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, we have the knowledge, experience and resources to address our clients’ restructuring and insolvency needs on a national and international basis. Our restructuring lawyers on the ground have extensive knowledge of local markets and the associated challenges our clients face.

Our lawyers advise clients on all matters relating to public and private companies in underperforming and distressed situations. We serve a diverse client base encompassing debtors, lenders, government entities, trustees, shareholders, senior executives and distressed debt and asset buyers and investors.

We manage assignments from the mid-market to the largest national and international restructurings and insolvencies. Our experience also extends to any contentious issues arising from restructurings and insolvencies. We have significant experience advising clients on investigation, enforcement, litigation and asset recovery on a multijurisdictional basis.

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.

“Mark Fairbairn “has a very intelligent and creative approach to the situations he’s involved in,” say clients. He often acts for funds, debtors and creditors on formal insolvencies, as well as restructurings.”
Chambers & Partners, 2015