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Liza Mark

Chief Representative and Administrative Partner, Shanghai Office, Haynes and Boone, LLP


Liza Mark started the Shanghai office of Haynes and Boone, LLP, an America Law 100 law firm, in 2013 and serves as its chief representative and administrative partner. She has practiced as a U.S. lawyer in Hong Kong and in Shanghai for over 22 years and is also a qualified Hong Kong lawyer. Having brokered multiple cross-border transactions, Ms. Mark has the unique ability to fulcrum between doing deals in Asia and in the United States, helping to “translate” the differences in basic assumptions and paradigms.   

Ms. Mark has concentrated her practice in private equity investments, securities and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. She is experienced in private placements of debt and equity securities, Asian in-bound equity offerings, Rule 144A offerings, medium-term note programs, special purchase acquisition company acquisitions, private investments in public equity (PIPEs) and Hong Kong initial public offerings, with deep expertise in the clean technology, energy, transportation and logistics and environmental, social and governance impact industries. Ms. Mark’s experience in counseling many U.S. businesses in their commercial endeavors in China and Chinese businesses in their investments in the United States also allows her unique insights into what each side wants and values.  

Ms. Mark started and led multiple associations and organizations to further gender and race-based diversity in the management of various organizations, since she believes that a diverse viewpoint leads to better decisions.