Jayson is a partner in our Corporate Practice based in the London office. He specialises in public and private M&A, equity investments and joint ventures, as well as IPOs, secondary fundraisings and other equity capital markets transactions on AIM and the main market. Jayson has over 15 years of experience advising on a broad range of corporate transactions and across various jurisdictions and industries, including natural resources, financial services, commodities and shipping.

"The ‘detail-oriented’, ‘commercial’ Jayson Marks has ‘a great deal of experience’ and ‘knows how to get a deal completed’." The Legal 500 UK 2017
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Public M&A and Capital Markets

  • Advising Asia Coal Energy Ventures on its successful US$200 million hostile takeover to acquire Asia Resource Minerals plc (formerly Bumi plc) which owns one of the largest thermal coal producing assets in Indonesia.
  • Advising IP Group plc on its £87.8 million takeover by way of scheme of arrangement of Fusion IP plc and firm placing, placing, open offer and offer for subscription to raise £100 million.
  • Advising Regal Petroleum plc on its competitive takeover process, resulting in the recommended increased partial offer by Energees Management to acquire 70%of the company (£85.3 million).
  • Advising Neutrahealth plc on its recommended takeover by way of a scheme of arrangement by Elder Pharmaceuticals FZCO.
  • Advising MedicX Fund Limited, a premium listed real estate investment company, on three fundraisings by way of placing, open offer and offer for subscription to raise £61 million, £49 million and £47 million respectively.
  • Advising Crusader Resources Limited, an ASX listed company with exploration and near-development gold mining assets in Brazil on its dual listing on AIM and placings.
  • Advising Kromek Group plc, a developer of x-ray and gamma ray detection for use in the aviation security and nuclear sectors, on its £55m AIM IPO.
  • Advising Oriole Resources plc on its proposed £32 million AIM reverse takeover of an ASX listed mining company and subsequent shareholder requisition and proxy battle.
  • Advising Regal Petroleum plc on three placings to raise US$263.7 million, in aggregate.

M&A and Joint Ventures

  • Advising ArcelorMittal SA, the world’s largest steel trader, on the sale of 50% of Global Chartering in order to form a 50:50 joint venture in respect of its dry bulk shipping business (deal value of US$530 million).
  • Advising Enwell Energy plc on its acquisition of LLC Arkona Gas-Energy, which holds the Svystunivsko-Chervonolutskyi exploration licence in the Poltava region in north-eastern Ukraine.
  • Advising Singapore Marine Pte Ltd on its private fundraising and the simultaneous acquisition of the Bermudan and Swiss entities forming the SwissMarine group, to form a new dry bulk shipping operator with around 175 vessels.
  • Advising BP on its acquisition of a 50% interest in a PTA plant in Indonesia from Mitsui.
  • Advising Motor Fuel Group on its £143 million acquisition of the UK retail fuel supply business of Murco Petroleum Limited, comprising 228 petrol stations and a 200+ independent dealer network.
  • Advising Blue Coast Hotels on the £720 million proposed acquisition of a portfolio of 42 Marriott signature-branded hotels, with a syndicate involving Deutsche Bank and Starwood.
  • Advising Asda Stores Limited on the disposal of 39 Netto stores to Haldanes and Morrisons to comply with OFT undertakings in lieu of a competition referral.
  • Advising Alstom on its £45.5 million acquisition from Rolls-Royce plc of Tidal Generation Limited (a tidal stream turbine developer).
  • Advising Aker Solutions AS on its joint venture to provide local content EPC services and subsea systems in Angola to Total (in respect of the Kaombo project, a US$2 billion plus contract) and other oil companies.
  • Advising Seven Energy International Limited on a restructuring of an existing upstream joint venture and establishing a new midstream joint venture in respect of the producing Uquo oil field and related processing facilities.
  • Advising AIC Limited, on its proposed joint venture with Vitol S.A. in respect of oil storage capacity at terminals in the ARA.


  • College of Law, L.P.C.
  • University of Exeter, LL.B.


  • England and Wales, 2003
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for M&A (£50m - £500m).
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