Mark Chester

Mark Chester
Eversheds Sutherland
Mark is Head of Eversheds Sutherland’s International Data Centre practice, an 80+ strong team of lawyers specialising in real estate, finance, construction, energy, corporate and commercial, planning and permitting, environmental, privacy and HR across 28 jurisdictions and growing.

With over 30 years’ experience as a real estate development and investment lawyer, the last 20 of which have been focused on alternative real estate asset classes (and in particular real estate backed operating businesses), he is one of the leading lawyers in EMEA specialising in the data centres sector.

Mark advises the developers, owners and operators of data centres, the funders of them, and the hyperscalers and other enterprises that need or use them, to navigate their way through the spectrum of legal issues relating to the industry. He understands what is required to deliver commercially relevant advice, drawn from his experience in the sector, enabling him to focus on what's important, and quickly get past what's not. He has established a reputation for honest advice and as a trusted adviser in the industry.