Services: Company & Commercial, Commercial, Corporate Finance, European Law, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Copyright, Designs, Franchising, Patents, Trade Marks, International & Maritime Law, Licensing, Marine Law, Notary Public Services,
Head of Company & Commercial Department.
Mark's corporate finance work ranges from advice to start up companies, company restructurings and reorganisations, lending and secured lending and transactional work through to listing companies on international exchanges including the New York Stock Exchange. Asset sales, share sales, shareholders agreements and drafting bespoke articles of association are core parts of his work. His work has been recognised through the award of an Advanced Diploma in Corporate Finance from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Commercial and European Law
In the commercial arena Mark has advised on commercial issues to a wide range of companies from international European insurers on their regulatory and compliance issues to joint venture arrangements and commercial agreements for national utility companies and regional development agencies. He is experienced in European law issues including dealing with the EU Commission on competition, clearance and compliance issues. He regularly reviews terms and conditions of trade for clients.
Franchise and Employment Law
Mark has built a substantial reputation in franchise matters and both offices of the firm now boast affiliate members of the British Franchise Association of which he is one. He advises both franchisors and franchisees. He is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, often advising directors on their service agreements and employment issues particularly where these have links to shareholdings in their companies. He is a member of the International Franchise Lawyers' Association.
Within the realm of intellectual property Mark is a qualified Associate Trade Mark Attorney, gained an Advanced Award from Bristol University in Intellectual Property Law (including copyright, designs, trade marks and patents) and has also passed various examinations of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys in United Kingdom trade mark law and practice and overseas trade mark law and practice. He regularly deals with the Intellectual Property Office and the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market as well as advising on applications under the Madrid Protocol on International Trade Marks. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, a member of the International Trade Mark Association and an Associate Member of the Institute of Patentees and Inventors.
International and Maritime Law
In terms of international law Mark has gained Advanced Awards from Bristol University in both International Law and International Law of the Sea and has previously advised a number of nation states including Her Majesty's Government. He is currently a member of the Maritime Boundaries Committee of the British Branch of the International Law Association and a judge of the Jessup International Law Moot Competition.
Mark advises marine industry designers and manufacturers on a regular basis including issues concerning yachts, superyachts, submersibles, security organisations and other marine related industries in Europe and further afield. He is the firm's representative on the British Marine Federation and a member of the British Maritime Law Association. As a former HM Coastguard and transatlantic yachtsman he is currently a Mate with the Rona Sailing Project, qualified RYA Yachtmaster (Coastal) with Commercial Endorsement and holds a diploma in the International Law of the Sea from Bristol University.
Trained with Slaughter and May and qualified 1989; Assistant Solicitor at Clyde & Co; Associate Partner at Eversheds; Partner at Parker Bullen 1997-2010; Partner at Parker Bullen LLP 2010 to date.
The Perse School, Cambridge; United World College of the Atlantic; University of Sheffield (LLB); University of Bristol (Postgraduate Course in Legal Studies); Inns of Court School of Law; College of Law.
French and German.
MCC, Chairman of Dissectors (book club) and composing classic music.
"Mark Lello has been fundamental in the growth of The Value Cars Group and with Parker Bullen has always offered us exceptional service and quality. Mark and his company have a kind and friendly demeanour and are always willing to help. I recommend Mark and Parker Bullen to all my business associates and I am so pleased to have found such a great company and people to work with."
Adrian Sainsbury, Group Director, The Value Cars Group
"Mark Lello, of Parker Bullen Solicitors, Salisbury, has consistently demonstrated extremely high standards of professional competence and customer service to my clients in the provision of information and advice specifically on matters relating to Intellectual Property, Franchising and Company Law. In all instances the information and advice has been relevant, effective and presented in terms that have been easily understood by clients."
George Trytsman BEM, Managing Director, Small Business Advisory Service Ltd.