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Mark Yeadon, Partner

Mark Yeadon


Head of Litigation and Dispute



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
  • Product liability and product recall

Practice notes

Mark Yeadon is a partner based in Hong Kong. He is the Head of the Asian Litigation and dispute management practice. 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 22 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, including the application of rules against anti competitive conduct.

Mark is listed as a Leading Individual for Dispute Resolution in the 2014 Edition of Chambers Asia. 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