Mark Jacobsen

Mark Jacobsen

Senior Foreign Counsel at RHTLaw TaylorWessing

Startupbootcamp FinTech Singapore Mentor

Mark is the Senior Foreign Counsel (Foreign Lawyer) at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, and the General Counsel of RHT Compliance Solutions.

Mark advises financial institutions, technology companies, funds (both VC and PE), and other corporate clients on private and cross-border investments and other corporate/commercial matters. He has counselled on issues as diverse as structuring, investment channels, securities, marketing and distribution, operations, and best practices.
 
Mark also provides advice on regulatory compliance and regulatory issues and has advised on practices in most major jurisdictions and with regards to a broad spectrum of regulators, including the MAS, the SFC, the SEC, FINRA, the CFTC, the NFA, the FCA, and the FSA.
 
Prior to coming to Singapore, Mark was in association with three global top 25 law firms in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, San Francisco and New York, worked at the U.S. SEC in the Office of the Chief Counsel for the Division of Corporation Finance, clerked for the presiding judge (Sir Richard May) in the Slobodan Milosevic trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice.
 
Mark graduated from Stanford Law School, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law Business and Finance and conducted directed research and wrote papers on capital market formation and financial institutions for two professors. Mark also has a B.A. (Hons) from Purdue University (double major in philosophy and political science) and has studied advanced Mandarin at Peking University.