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Mark Leemen

Partner

Sydney

Leemen Mark
Mark Leemen

Partner

Sydney

Mark is a partner in our international capital markets team in Sydney, advising Australian, New Zealand and Asian issuers and their sponsors and investment banks on cross-border equity and debt capital markets financings.

Mark has a broad corporate finance practice, representing issuers and investment banks on U.S. and international financing transactions, including and, Australian IPOs with a Rule 144A offering, high-yield and investment grade Rule 144A debt, U.S. debt private placements (USPPs) and commercial paper and MTN programs.

In addition, Mark has provided U.S. securities and corporate law advice to some of Australia’s leading companies, including BHP, Macquarie Group, Lend Lease, Transurban, Westfield, Amcor and AMP.
Mark has advised across a range of sectors including aviation, banking, energy, fast-moving consumer goods, financial services, gaming, infrastructure, media, mining and resources, pharmaceuticals, professional services, property, retailing and technology.

He has extensive transaction experience throughout Southeast Asia, having worked on major deals in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Mark has been recommended by a number of independent directories, including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500. Since 2016, he has been ranked Band 1 for Capital Markets by Chambers, where he is described as “a very good communicator who gives straightforward and clear advice and is always available to deal with complex issues” and someone “who really knows his stuff and what is required when it comes to 144A debt issuances.” IFLR1000 describes him as a “very strong practitioner. Very responsive, commercial and pragmatic.”

Office

Sydney

Allen & Overy
Level 25, 85 Castlereagh Street
Sydney
NSW 2000

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted to the New York Bar, 2001

Admitted as a solicitor (New South Wales, Australia) 1998

Academic

Graduate Diploma in Management, Australian Graduate School of Management, 2008

Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney, 1997

Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney, 1995