Mark specialises in commercial dispute resolution (especially through arbitration), including construction and infrastructure projects, real estate, joint ventures, international trade (both sales and transport), shipping, trans-national disputes, private international law, interlocutory freezing and search orders, other protective measures and asset tracing.
Mark’s expertise in the Middle East and the Arabian Gulf is based on over two decades of experience, acting as counsel, expert, arbitrator and mediator in global high profile disputes. His court appearances in England & Wales include the High Court, Court of Appeal, and House of Lords. In the Arabian Gulf, Mark has appeared in the DIFC Courts, Dubai World Tribunal and the Qatar International Court. He is frequently appointed as arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations including arbitrations under the rules of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), DIFC/LCIA Arbitration Centre, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce (ADCCAC), Cairo Regional Centre, IICRA (International Islamic Centre for Reconciliation & Arbitration), Law Society (England & Wales), and the LMAA.
Mark has long standing experience in the laws of Egypt, the UAE, Kuwait, and Iraq. He is the Editor in Chief of the Arab Law Quarterly, and his work on the Mixed Courts of Egypt was published in 1991.