Mark Lewis graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1981 with an honours degree in law. He completed his articles and initial training with Freehill, Hollingdale & Page, one of the major law firms in Australia, and was admitted to practise there as a barrister and solicitor in December 1982. Mark is also admitted to practise in England and Wales as well as the Cayman Islands.
Mark also gained extensive international experience working with Denton Hall in London and Japan, working in the Banking, Corporate Finance and Entertainment Law Departments. He subsequently moved to Theodore Goddard where he worked on international asset finance and capital markets transactions in Russia, Poland and Hungary.
Mark joined Walkers after graduating with a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in corporate finance and international taxation from Cambridge University in 1993 and now specialises in all aspects of mainstream corporate work and particularly investment funds and asset finance. He is a Notary Public. Mark is joint head with Jonathan Tonge,of the firm's Investment Funds team and has spoken at numerous conferences on various aspects of both private equity and hedge funds.
Mark topped the Who's Who list of Private Funds Lawyers as the most highly nominated practitioner in the Cayman Islands for 2004 and was listed as a leading Cayman Islands lawyer in the 2003 edition. Whos Who Legal, is a global legal periodical published by Law Business Research Limited.