Liza L. S. Mark is the administrative partner of the Shanghai office of Haynes and Boone and a partner in the Capital Markets and Securities Practice Group. Liza has been working in U.S. firms in the United States, Hong Kong and Shanghai for more than 15 years. She is familiar with the legal environments of these countries and is able to offer comprehensive legal advice. She has concentrated her practice on securities, private equity investments and cross-border M&A.
She represents issuers, investment banks/financial intermediaries, and investors in financing transactions, including equity and debt public offerings and cross-border private placements in Hong Kong, India and the U.S. Liza is experienced in U.S. and Hong Kong corporate finance transactions, including Hong Kong IPOs, Rule 144A offerings, SPAC acquisitions, PIPEs, Asian in-bound equity offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities. She also regularly advises clients regarding private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and U.S. public company securities law reporting and compliance.
Liza has particular experience in the transportation and logistics, energy, healthcare and clean technology industries. She has worked closely with foreign private issuers in their securities offerings in the United States and the Hong Kong markets. Liza has also worked with financial institutions in connection with international offerings of equity and debt securities and structured products, as well as medium-term note programs.
Corporate INTL Magazine, JRS Corporate Limited, named Haynes and Boone the 2014 China-US Cross Border M&A Law Firm of the Year for California and honored Shanghai Administrative Partner Liza Mark. At her previous firm, Liza was the Attorneys of Color group chair and served as the Hong Kong and Shanghai offices diversity partner from 2008-2013.
Professional and Community Activities :
- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association – Minnesota Chapter (NAPABA), Board member, 2002-2005
- J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 1998, International Law Journal; High Technology Law Journal
- B.S., Accounting and Finance, Indiana University Bloomington, 1995, summa cum laude; with honors
ADMISSIONS : Hong Kong, California, Minnesota
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