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Mark Needham

Mark Needham


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Mark is a partner of Hannaford Turner and an acknowledged industry expert in superyacht and luxury asset related legal matters offering a comprehensive practice within this niche area of law. Mark is ranked as a ‘leader in the field’ of Superyachts globally in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide 2018 with clients commenting “[he] is characterised by an outstanding work ethic” and “is very good at dealing with all different types of situations”.

On the transactional side Mark is actively involved in yacht construction, yacht sale and purchase and yacht finance work and has been involved in projects ranging from the construction of fully custom superyachts exceeding 130 metres in length through to the sale and purchase of smaller sport and sailing yachts, tenders, support vessels and everything in between. Mark also regularly advises on appropriate superyacht ownership structures, VAT/Tax related matters, crew employment, berth sale and purchase and regulatory compliance.

In addition to his superyacht practice, Mark also assists clients with the sale, purchase and ownership of private jets, helicopters and aviation engines.

Mark holds higher rights of audience and is skilled at resolving high value disputes and regularly acts for clients in private arbitrations as well as litigation in the commercial courts.

Mark enjoys building long lasting personal relationships with his clients and works with a global clientele that includes a number of the most successful business men and women in the world, their families and private family offices as well as companies operating in the ultra-luxury space.