Mark Holligon is a partner and Group Head of the Dispute Resolution department in the Isle of Man. His expertise spans the contentious and non-contentious arenas, both onshore and offshore, with a focus on commercial litigation, insolvency and restructuring. He has a particular interest in distressed funds and their restructuring.
He has been involved in many of the largest cross-border insolvencies of the past decade. He began his career in England, qualifying in the City of London in 1995 and gaining experience with two further leading UK firms before moving to Walkers in the Cayman Islands in 2003 and on to the Isle of Man in 2008.
Mark was named as a ´Leader in his Field´ by Chambers UK from 2015 to 2017 and as a ´Leading Individual´ in Legal 500 UK from 2015 to 2018 within Dispute Resolution.
In the most recent Legal 500 UK guide, Mark is described as being “extremely good in the fields of freezing injunctions and insolvency”, with the Dispute Resolution team labelled “first-class in the field of dispute resolution and the leading firm on the Isle of Man”. In a previous edition, Mark has been commended by Legal 500 UK for being "commercially sensible and user-friendly".
Chambers UK has refereed to Mark as being "very thorough" and "very astute" and that he “is everything a litigation lawyer should be”. In addition, "he articulates things extremely well and is very confident. I wouldn´t want to be on the other side".
Chambers UK 2019 interviewees regard Mark as being "very good indeed", adding: "he is well practised, good on his feet and knows how to present to the court".
Mark was also described in Who’s Who Legal Asset Recovery 2015 as an "extremely accomplished" practitioner.
"He is well practised, good on his feet and knows how to present to the court."