One of the UK's leading experts in competition and merger control law, Mark has practiced for more than 25 years before the UK competition authorities and UK courts, as well as the European Commission and European Courts in Luxembourg. He has advised clients on all areas of UK and EU competition law, from mergers and joint ventures to cartels, distribution strategies, compliance programmes and related regulation in sectors as diverse as energy, financial services, transport and more. He works regularly in Brussels where he lived for 10 years and is responsible for the Brodies office. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999. Mark is recognized by Global Competition Law Review, Legal 500 and Chambers UK as a leading expert in his field. He is listed in Tier One for Competition Law in Scotland (Edinburgh and Glasgow) in Chambers (2012/2013) where he has been described as "the Godfather of competition law" (2011/2012) and as having 'an "impressively comprehensive understanding" of public procurement, state aid and competition law' (2010/2011).