"The 'user-friendly' Mark Compton" … "'provides practical advice' on UK and EU legislation"
Legal 500 2015 and 2016
The Legal 500 UK
directory has also praised his "fantastic knowledge" and "very clear" advice, and acknowledged that he is "particularly well regarded regarding AML matters and economic sanctions" and is "extremely knowledgeable in the commodity space".
Mark Compton is a partner in the Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement practice of the London office advising a wide range of clients, including banks, insurers, proprietary traders, brokers, and funds on all aspects of UK and EU financial services legislation. Mark also counsels clients in the financial services industry and multi-national companies operating in engineering, chemicals, mining, energy, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications on anti-bribery legislation and systems and controls, anti-money laundering legislation and economic sanctions.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2011, Mark gained extensive in-house experience having worked for BP plc for over six years as the senior financial services and regulatory lawyer to their global financial services and commodity trading division, where he advised on UK and EU financial services legislation for the division's FSA-authorised entities. Alongside that, Mark advised the division on compliance with UK and EU economic sanctions, unregulated physical commodity and emissions allowance trading, internal investigations, hydrocarbon import licenses and compliance with anti-money laundering and anti-corruption legislation.
Mark also spent over five years at the FSA (he joined the UK Listing Authority at the London Stock Exchange before it transferred to the FSA) where he worked in the Enforcement Division on market abuse and Listing Rule breaches and in the General Counsel’s Division drafting and negotiating EU financial services Directives and advising on wholesale banking, regulated markets and the Listing Rules.
Before that, Mark trained and practiced general commercial litigation at a Magic Circle firm in the City.