• Biography

    Liza Mark is the administrative partner of the Shanghai office of Haynes and Boone and a partner in the Capital Markets and Securities Practice Group. Liza regularly works in the firm’s Shanghai and Dallas offices. Liza has been working at U.S. firms in the U.S., Hong Kong and Shanghai for more than 20 years. She is familiar with the legal environments of these three countries and is able to help her clients fulcrum between the different business environments. She has concentrated her practice in private equity investments, securities and cross-border M&A. She represents investors, issuers, and investment banks/financial intermediaries in financing transactions, including equity and debt public offerings and cross-border private placements in Hong Kong, India and the U.S. Liza is experienced in private placements of debt and equity securities, Asian in-bound equity offerings, Rule 144A offerings, medium term note programs, SPAC acquisitions, PIPEs, and Hong Kong IPOs. She also regularly advises clients regarding private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and U.S. public company securities law reporting and compliance.

    Liza has deep experience in the clean technology, energy, transportation and logistics, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact industries. She has worked closely with foreign private issuers in their securities offerings in the United States and the Hong Kong markets.

    Corporate INTL Magazine, JRS Corporate Limited, named Haynes and Boone the 2014 China-US Cross Border M&A Law Firm of the Year for California and honored Shanghai Administrative Partner Liza Mark.

    At her previous firm, Liza was the Attorneys of Color group chair and served as the Hong Kong and Shanghai offices diversity partner from 2008-2013.

    Professional and Community Activities

    • George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations - Board of Advisors, member, 2021-2022
    • US Heartland China Association - Board Member, 2020–current
    • The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai - Ethics Committee, member, 2018-2021
    • Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce – Board member, 2019-Current
    • National Association of Corporate Directors - Member, 2019-Current
    • China Alerts & Updates publications of Haynes and Boone, LLP, Editor, August 2020 - Current
    • Presidential Administration Transition Task Force of Haynes and Boone, LLP, Member, Current
    • COVID-19 Task Force Editorial Board of Haynes and Boone, LLP – Member, Current
    • Haynes and Boone, LLP Professional Responsibility Committee, 2015 - Current
    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association - Minnesota Chapter (NAPABA), Board member, 2002-2005
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 1998, International Law Journal; High Technology Law Journal
    • B.S., Accounting and Finance, Indiana University Bloomington, 1995, summa cum laude; with honors
  • Admissions

    • Hong Kong
    • Texas
    • California
    • Minnesota
  • Languages

    • Chinese (Cantonese)
    • Chinese (Mandarin)