“Interviewees speak of him with deep respect, one calling him “a near-legendary practitioner and a very powerful strategist with a very sound grip of the case” while another describes him as “a joy to see in court – very thorough on the papers and making his points so eloquently”: Chambers and Partners Client Guide, 2022
Asialaw’s Lifetime Achievement Award “to honour an individual on the basis of the impact of their work over the course of their career.”
Commercial and civil litigation and arbitration, involving a full range of commercial and constitutional disputes, including disputes with international elements, banking disputes, professional negligence claims etc.
Mark Strachan received his M.A. and B.C.L. from the University of Oxford. Since taking silk he has acted as leading counsel for numerous substantial corporations, banks and financial institutions and for various governments and individuals in England, Hong Kong and elsewhere on a full range of commercial and constitutional matters. He has been instructed in numerous multi-week commercial trials and arbitrations and in innumerable interlocutory applications in commercial matters, both in England and in Hong Kong. He now practises primarily in Hong Kong, being regularly instructed by most of Hong Kong’s major firms of solicitors dealing with commercial work.
Mark Strachan’s practice has included a number of civil cases involving commercial fraud both in England and in Hong Kong. In consequence, he has frequently dealt with the impact of fraud on commercial actions.
Mark Strachan is frequently instructed to conduct cases outside Hong Kong, both in England and elsewhere.
Various articles published in Modern Law Review, New Law Journal and Solicitor Journal
Awarded Asialaw’s Lifetime Achievement Award, being Asialaw’s Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution award “to honour an individual on the basis of the impact of their work over the course of their career”. Mark Strachan is the only barrister to have received this Award; all other recipients have been appellate judges.
In Chambers and Partners Client Guide, Mark Strachan has been placed in the top band of leading silks in Hong Kong for many years.
Some of the comments made about him are:
In the 2023 Guide, Mark Strachan is ranked as a Senior Statesperson who is “noted for combining his accomplished commercial practice with an equally expert constitutional law practice. He is highly regarded by banks, financial services entities and corporations for his handling of commercial fraud, professional negligence and contentious banking matters.”