Chief Legal Officer
Mark is the Chief Legal Officer at Crossfin Technology Holdings Proprietary Limited (and prior to this, at its holding company Capital Eye Investments Limited) and has more than 30 years of general commercial law experience including 29 years of experience in IT law. Mark is responsible for all corporate and transactional legal support for the group and is further focused on all the legal aspects of the existing Capital Eye portfolio. Specifically, Mark is actively involved in mergers and acquisitions, general commercial matters and client related IT law engagements for the provision of technology and services.
While heading up the IT Law Department at Edward Nathan & Friedland, Mark advised UCS Group on a number of transactions and in 2008 Mark joined UCS Group Limited (now Capital Eye Investments Limited) as Chief Legal Officer. Mark has been actively involved in all legal matters at the holding company level and at the various companies forming part of the group.
Mark articled at Cliffe Dekker & Todd (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) and then moved into business joining Corporate Merchant Bank Limited early in 1988. Late in 1989, Mark joined Datakor Limited as legal adviser to the group of diversified IT companies held by Datakor and which supplied an entire range of technology and all related support services to clients, from mainframes to PC’s and from bespoke software to packaged software. The Datakor group held the Unisys distributorship and when Unisys reinvested into South Africa in 1995, Mark transferred to Unisys Corporation’s Department of the General Counsel, where he remained until 2002. During his time at the Datakor group and with Unisys, Mark was involved in all group related mergers and acquisitions, general commercial matters and all client related IT law engagements (both public sector and private sector). Mark joined Edward Nathan & Friedland in 2002 as Head of the IT Law Department and continued in this position until 2008, including through the merger that resulted in Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS). During this time, Mark advised on a range of local and offshore IT related transactions and customer-related IT law engagements (both public sector and private sector).
Mark was admitted as an attorney in 1988 and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, a Bachelor of Laws degree and a post-graduate Higher Diploma in Company Law.