Mark Burton is LanzaTech’s General Counsel and joined LanzaTech in August 2014. Before LanzaTech, Mark was in private practice in London and in Auckland, New Zealand.
Most recently based in London, he worked at international firm Ashurst, where he predominantly advised multi-jurisdictional institutional investors and fund managers in the establishment, operation and dissolution of their private investment funds.
Before that he practised corporate law in Auckland with Chapman Tripp, advising among others LanzaTech New Zealand. His other clients included institutional investment funds, significant public and private companies, as well as emerging companies and companies preparing for IPO. He has particular experience of the setting up and operation of corporate joint ventures, specifically in the energy generation, aquaculture and property sectors, in the setting up of corporate asset backed contribution arrangements for pension scheme trustees, and in the governance of public, private and charitable organisations.
He has also worked with law firms Andersen Legal and Dundas & Wilson, based in London, advising on all aspects of corporate law, and in particular mergers and acquisitions.
Originally from Scotland, Mark gained his law degree from Gonville & Caius College at Cambridge University and he has lectured various commercial law topics at Auckland University.