Described by Legal 500 UK (2013)
as “an excellent tactician and strategist,” and by Chambers UK (2014)
as “highly knowledgeable,” Mark is a partner in the International
Dispute Resolution practice group based in London and Dubai.
practice is primarily focused on international dispute resolution (through
arbitration, litigation, or ADR techniques). He acts as arbitrator, arbitration
counsel and advocate, with a particular focus on disputes arising from the energy
sector, or involving the Middle East, Africa or India. In the courts, Mark has
acted as both solicitor and counsel in proceedings before the English High
Court and the Dubai International Financial Centre Court.
acted as arbitration counsel and advocate under all the major arbitral rule
systems (including ICSID, LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, DIAC, AAA, HKIAC, and CIArb) and
in most common arbitral seats. His litigation practice includes arbitration-related
applications (including challenges to awards) and also substantive commercial
disputes. In addition, he advises clients on the drafting and selection of
dispute resolution/jurisdiction/forum clauses, as well as nationality planning
in connection with investments in foreign jurisdictions. He also advises on
bribery, corruption and international sanction violation issues, particularly
those connected with the UK.