Mark Brown


Mark’s clients include corporations operating in industry sectors including life sciences/pharma, information technology and digital media. He is highly experienced in both court litigation and arbitration, and has particular skill in managing and resolving commercial disputes before they reach court or an arbitral tribunal.

Mark’s disputes expertise in the life sciences sector runs across a variety of sector-specific contracts relating to IP-rich assets and highly technical subject matter, ranging from licences and collaboration agreements to supply and distribution contracts. He also experienced in product liability and misuse of confidential information disputes. His clients include several household name pharmaceutical companies.

In the IT and digital media space, Mark has been engaged in resolving disagreements around IT contracts, computer gaming and social media platforms.

The types of contentious issues Mark handles arise from breach of commercial and corporate transaction contracts, judicial review, misuse of confidential information and other torts, product liability, company and shareholder disputes. His cases often involve cross-border complexities, including issues of jurisdiction, applicable law, asset freezing and enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards.

Mark runs Bristows’ Groupe Juridique Francophone, which provides a full range of legal services to French and Francophone companies with commercial interests in the UK. He speaks fluent French and Italian.

He is a member of The Association for International Arbitration.


  • LLB Honours (Law), The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • French Law degree, University of Strasbourg
  • Qualified 1995
  • Partner 2007

What others say

"Mark Brown is a fantastically bright litigator, who gives primacy to clients' needs and aims, listens to and challenges advice appropriately, and is a pleasure to work with". Legal 500 2020
"Mark Brown is’ very thorough and sharp in his analysis’." Legal 500 2017

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