Mark Crean is highly experienced in M&A, restructurings, and private equity. He has considerable experience working with clients on complex transactions and issues across many industry sectors, particularly financial services and financial institutions, media, telecommunications, and real estate. Mark is head of the Firm's Australian M&A practice.Prior to joining Jones Day in 2015, Mark was deputy senior partner at an international law firm. Prior to that, he was chair of one of Australia's preeminent law firms. In 2006 he was seconded to Lend Lease Corporation at the request of its CEO, where he acted as group general counsel. Mark was named "Australian Dealmaker of the Year" by Lawyers Weekly in 2013.