Head of department, Mark, is ranked by Chambers [UK 2022]. Clients in this edition note "Mark is a shrewd practitioner who pays close attention to detail and is also commercially minded". The previous edition notes "Mark is commercially-orientated and creative". Another client adds "When you're working with him there's no slack - he does what needs to be done".
Mark is also recommended and named as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500 [UK 2022]. Clients in this edition say "Particular mention to Mark Henry and Emma Bysouth whose tenacity and attention to detail were first-class. The communication was brilliant with non-legally trained clients to ensure we were fully aware the implications of all aspects of the deal".
The previous edition notes "Mark has that extremely rare combination of “down to earth” practical advice and highly sophisticated and complex analysis that is extremely hard to find in outside counsel. He is pragmatic, hard working, detailed, thoughtful, and strategic in everything that he does as well as highly sophisticated in addressing complex international matters. He is solution-driven, a great team leader, and was always available, 24/7 from whatever time zone required to move the deal forward and get it closed. He handled opposing counsel with dignity and grace while aggressively moving his client’s position forward. He never said no but rather “here are alternatives”, which inevitably he or his associate Emma Bysouth had already researched and outlined as positive work-arounds".
Another client in the 2021 edition adds: "Together with his expertise in working [across] many different cultures, country legal systems, and time zones, Mark Henry’s skills in managing the transaction to a successful close were frankly outstanding".