Liza Mark



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


Hong Kong




Chinese (Cantonese)

Chinese (Mandarin)


English 中文(中国)

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 has been working in U.S. firms in the United States, Hong Kong and Shanghai for more than 19 years. She is familiar with the legal environments of these countries and is able to offer comprehensive legal advice. She has concentrated her practice on securities, private equity investments and cross-border M&A. She represents issuers, investment banks/financial intermediaries, and investors 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 U.S. and Hong Kong corporate finance transactions, including Hong Kong IPOs, Rule 144A offerings, SPAC acquisitions, PIPEs, Asian in-bound equity offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities. 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 particular experience in the transportation and logistics, energy, healthcare and clean technology industries. She has worked closely with foreign private issuers in their securities offerings in the United States and the Hong Kong markets. Liza has also worked with financial institutions in connection with international offerings of equity and debt securities and structured products, as well as medium-term note programs.

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

  • The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai - Ethics Committee, member, 2018-2019
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association - Minnesota Chapter (NAPABA), Board member, 2002-2005


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中国手机 (PRC): +86.137.6170.2868

香港手机 (HK): +852.6386.9076

美国手机 (US): +1 214.914.1886

Selected Client Representations

Public Securities Related Transactions

  • Evergreen International Holdings Limited Hong Kong initial public offering of 236.7 million shares for $161 million.
  • China TransInfo Technology Corp. PIPE offering for $15 million.
  • Textainer Group Holdings Limited initial public offering of 9 million Common Shares for $148.5 million.
  • American Pacific Corporation $110 million 144A Senior Note Offering, 9 percent Senior Notes due 2015.
  • MultiCell Technologies Inc. $8 million Equity Line Offering.
  • Acquisition of EDAW, Inc. by AECOM Technology Corporation through a California Fairness Hearing pursuant to Rule 3(a)(10) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
  • MoneyGram International, Inc. $500 million Universal Shelf registration.
  • UnitedHealth Group Incorporated $3 billion Universal Shelf registration.
  • UnitedHealth Group Incorporated $500 million Note Offering, 4.875 percent Notes due 2015.
  • UnitedHealth Group Incorporated $1.5 billion Note Offering, 3-3/8 percent Notes due 2007, 4-1/8 percent Notes due 2009 and 5 percent Notes due 2014.
  • Deluxe Corporation $600 million 144A Note Offering, 3-1/2 percent Notes due 2007 and 5-1/8 percent Notes due 2014.
  • Curative Health Services, Inc. $185 million 144A Senior Note offering, 10-3/4 percent Senior Notes due 2011.
  • UnitedHealth Group Incorporated $500 million Note Offering, 3-3/4 percent Notes due 2009 and 4-3/4 percent Notes due 2014.
  • Velocity Express $18.5 million subscription rights offering of Series I Preferred Stock.
  • UnitedHealth Group Incorporated $500 million Note Offering, 3.3 percent Notes due 2008.
  • The Elder-Beerman Stores going private transaction involving $75 million in shares of Common Stock pursuant to a proxy statement and Schedule 13e-3 filing.
  • Deluxe Corporation offering of $300 million principal amount of 5 percent Senior Notes due 2012.
  • Deluxe Corporation filing of $500 million debt shelf registration statement, launching of the Medium Term Note Program and the issuance of $75 million principal amount of medium term notes.
  • Diametrics Medical $5.8 million sale of all or substantially all of its assets.
  • Entegris initial public offering of 13 million shares of Common Shares for $143 million.
  • U.S. Bancorp $936.8 million offering of 22.1 million shares of Common Stock in connection with its acquisition of Western Bancorp.
  • U.S. Bancorp $99.4 million offering of 3.1 million shares of Common Stock in connection with its acquisition of Peninsula Bank of San Diego.
  • U.S. Bancorp $294.5 million offering of 9 million shares of Common Stock and warrants in connection with its acquisition of Bank of Commerce.

Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Placements

  • Acquisition of management rights of the container fleet of Capital Lease Limited, Hong Kong by Textainer Group Holdings Limited in conjunction with the acquisition of all of the assets of Capital Lease Limited.
  • Private placement of quasi-debt instruments of Sub-One Technology Inc. by ITI Scotland Limited.
  • Acquisition of Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, Inc. by The Hershey Company.
  • $150 million acquisition of Critical Care Systems, Inc.
  • Holding company reorganization and acquisition of Grand Toys International, Inc. (Nasdaq listed) by Hong Kong company.
  • Acquisition of Timm Medical Technologies by Endocare for $10.7 million and 1.6 million shares of Endocare Common Stock.
  • $161.4 million merger of ITI Technologies and SLC Technologies.
  • Cross-border acquisition of TeeMaster by a publicly-listed Canadian corporation,
  • $29.3 million acquisition of Kajax Engineering by NCS Pearson.
  • $1.9 million acquisition of Goal Designs by NCS Pearson.
  • $27.4 million acquisition of Reid Psychological Systems by NCS Pearson.
  • $250,000 cross-border acquisition of Cenpok Education Services, a Peoples Republic of China company, by NCS Pearson.
  • FireVue private placement of $5.2 million of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock.

U.S. Securities Law Public Company Compliance

  • Served as inside/outside counsel in Hong Kong to Asia operations of U.S. investment bank.
  • Advised and coordinated on-going filing of public company periodic reports and proxy statements for American Pacific Corporation, Westaff Inc., McGrath Rentcorp, Syneron Medical Ltd., Curative Health Services, Metris Companies, Pemstar, and ATS Medical.
  • Advised Velocity Express regarding SEC comments on Exchange Act filings, Nasdaq delisting issues, Form 10-K and Form 10-Qs.


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Shanghai Team Makes its Mark at GIC Outbound Investment Summit

Haynes and Boone's Shanghai office sponsored and played an active role in the Outbound Investment Summit on Oct. 19 at the Renaissance Pudong Hotel, Shanghai. The event was hosted by Global Intelligence Communications, an international business information consultancy that is dedicated to global business intelligence and market information to help companies make strategic decisions.


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Liza Mark Discusses Opportunities and Challenges in Trade with China

In a recent interview, Liza Mark, administrative partner and chief representative of the Shanghai office of Haynes and Boone, LLP, discussed growth in outbound investments from China, U.S.-China trade tensions and the challenges multinationals face in "living under two different regulatory regimes."

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change, Inspire the People and Succeed Where Others Fail,” moderator, POWER: Opening Doors for Women, September 24, 2015.
  • “Examining Key Factors Driving Successful Outbound Investment,” panelist, China Outbound Investment in Developing Countries Summit 2015, September 23, 2015.
  • “Chinese Conglomerate Outbound Investment Considerations,” Shanghai Aerospace Administration, August 24, 2015.
  • “China: Recent Developments in the Regulation of Private Placements,” Bloomberg BNA, March 12, 2015.
  • “The Impact of Chinese State Secrecy Laws on Foreign-Listed Companies,” Bloomberg BNA's Securities Regulation & Law Report, November 12, 2014.
  • “Chinese FDI: New Developments in Regulation and Approval,” China Business Law Journal, October 30, 2014.
  • “Investment surges in US oil and gas,” quoted, Chinese Business Law Journal, Vol. 5, Issue 9, October 2014, p. 45.
  • Speaker, Inaugural China America Legal Forum, September 23, 2014
  • “The SEC Guidance on Cybersecurity and Incident Disclosure: What You Need to Know,” August 2012.
  • “Going Private - How to Take a U.S. Company Private,” February 2011.
  • “A Comparative Regulatory Guide to Stock Exchange Listing in Hong Kong, New York, London and Toronto,” February 2010.

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