Acting (led by Justin Fenwick QC) for Georgy Bedzhamov in strongly contested proceedings brought by a Russian bank in liquidation for alleged fraud, seeking damages of over £1 billion.
Mark Cullen specialises in: (i) commercial litigation; (ii) offshore work; (iii) civil fraud; (iv) professional liability claims; and (v) insurance disputes. He is also developing his practice in sports law.
Recognised as a “Rising star” in the Legal 500 for offshore and professional negligence work, Mark is described as: “A powerful advocate who is always attuned to the judge’s thinking. He has sound judgement, is calm under pressure and inspires confidence” and “An impressive junior with experience beyond his seniority in offshore work.”
Mark was admitted as an Attorney at Law in the Cayman Islands in 2018 and as a Barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) in 2017. He has been instructed in cases in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar.
Mark’s previous experience includes working as the Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Maurice Kay, then the Vice-President of the Court of Appeal (Civil Division). During this time, Mark was involved in a number of high profile cases and gained an invaluable insight into the appellate process.
Mark holds a M.A. in Law and a first class LL.M. from Jesus College, University of Cambridge, where he was awarded a Foundation Scholarship. He was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 2013, having been awarded a Major Scholarship and Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award for his BPTC year.
For examples of Mark’s ongoing and previous work, please see the individual practice areas below.