Mark Anderson

Council member for Business and Commercial

Date elected to councilAug 2021


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Mark Anderson is a commercial solicitor who specialises in intellectual property transactions.

He is top-ranked by Chambers Directory for both life science transactions and intellectual property.

Mark set up his firm in 1994. Based in Oxfordshire, it has grown a team of around 18 lawyers. Three of his former trainees are now equity partners in the firm.

He has written several textbooks on commercial law subjects, two of which (Drafting Confidentiality Agreements and Execution of Documents) are published by the Law Society.

He designed, and for the last decade has convened, an annual course on IP transactions at UCL, where he is a visiting professor. The course won a “highly commended” at the Law Society Excellence Awards.

He is a former chair of the Law Society’s IP Law Committee. During his time as chair, he helped to steer new legislation, and twice gave oral evidence to Parliament.

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Area of practice

Company and commercial; employment; information technology; intellectual property

Languages spoken

English and French