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Mark Ffrancon Dowds

Senior Associate




Mark has acted in a wide range of disputes and contentious, non-contentious and pre-/potentially contentious circumstances. Mark advises on Cayman Islands law, and he was admitted as an attorney in the Cayman Islands in 2021.

The significant majority of Mark's work has encompassed an international and/or cross-jurisdictional dimension.


Mark graduated in Law from the University of Oxford in 2013. He went on to study the LPC (Fast-Track) at BPP University in 2013/2014, then to complete a two-year Training Contract at Jones Day's London office.

Mark qualified into the Global Disputes practice at Jones Day and practised there for a further three years after qualification as a Solicitor in England & Wales. Mark then practised for two more years at a Legal 500 top tier boutique firm in London and Cardiff (Wales), before joining Carey Olsen.


Solicitor, England & Wales: 2016

Attorney, Cayman Islands: 2021

Relevant experience

Mark has represented High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth individuals and a number of global institutions, as well as a number of private equity and fund interests. He also has experience representing office-holders and major creditors in insolvency proceedings (and pre-insolvency scenarios).