"An excellent advocate who is very good with clients and has great expertise in matters with international aspects – Swiss matters in particular."
Chambers Global 2014
Mark Hanchet’s practice at Mayer Brown focuses on commercial litigation, arbitration, complex business litigation, securities litigation, bankruptcy litigation and regulatory enforcement, primarily involving financial institutions. He serves as one of the Firm’s Group Leaders for International Banking and Financial Services Litigation. Mark has experience in all phases of litigation, not only at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts, but also in various alternative dispute resolution forums.
Much of Mark’s financial services practice is international in nature; he routinely represents banks in connection with cross-border litigation and in proceedings seeking attachments and injunctions concerning assets located in the US and abroad. He also advises clients on a variety of issues relating to international dispute resolution, including forum selection, jurisdiction, service of process, and he is well-versed in navigating international discovery and judgment enforcement issues.
Representative financial services clients in recent matters include the following institutions and their affiliates: Ally Bank; Associated Bank; Banco de Chile; Bank Leumi; Bank Hapaolim; Bank of New York; Banque Libano-Française SAL; Bayerische Landesbank; CIBC; Citibank; Credit Suisse; HSBC; IKB; MKB Bank; Pictet; Schroders; Société Générale; Stanbic Bank; Standard Bank of South Africa; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.; Toronto Dominion Bank; UBS; and Wachovia.
Mark also represents a wide range of clients involved in litigation flowing from complex business transactions. He recently has provided legal counsel and representation to the following entities and their affiliates in various engagements: ABB, Inc.; Cargill; Ion Media Networks; Macquarie; Merrill Lynch; Nestle, S.A., Penson Worldwide, Inc.; Starwood Capital Group; Swisscom; Toyota Motors; and Unilever.
Mark joined Mayer Brown in 2005. Previously, he was a partner with another prominent law firm in New York. He speaks French, English, and has a working knowledge of German.