Mark specialises in construction law and is also highly experienced in contentious commercial matters. He is particularly skilled in handling complex cases with cross border elements. He regularly acts in cases involving both Common Law and Civil Law, including those involving international standard forms of construction contracts including such as FIDIC.

He also regularly undertakes advocacy in diverse jurisdictions throughout the world. He is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London), a fellow of the Dispute Board Foundation (DBF) and a member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF).

Mark’s practice areas include construction & engineering, energy & utilities, real estate, dispute resolution, arbitration and all other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). He has worked for a wide range of clients across many construction-related projects including contractors, employers (including government and government-linked corporations), construction and engineering professionals/consultants (including architects & engineers) and insurers. He has also previously worked very extensively in the area of commercial dispute resolution and is familiar with may types of legal subject matter.

Mark has a history of successful international arbitration results on a wide range of engineering, infrastructure and building projects located in the Middle East, Europe and the Far East in particular. He has also successfully advised numerous government-linked corporations in the Middle East and Far East on dispute avoidance, as well as on actual disputes, concerning critical infrastructure such entities have owned and/or operated. These have included highly specialised petrochemical and waste to energy facilities located in Malaysia and airport facilities located in Singapore and Hong Kong.


  1. Road Transport - Acting for a multinational main contractor joint venture on a road project in Eastern Europe seeking to recover loss and expense associated with variations, delay and disruption up to approximately US$20 million. Arbitration.
  2. Rail - Representing (also as advocate) a European main contractor against an agency of an Eastern European government with respect to myriad claims and counterclaims, totalling more than €120 million, arising from a refurbishment of approximately 80kms of rail along one of the main European Corridors designated for rail infrastructure. Multiple DABs and arbitration.
  3. Airports - Advising a specialist United Kingdom subcontractor on an international airport project in Oman in respect of US$ multi-million claims and counterclaims. Successful in obtaining an international freezing order (injunction) before the English Courts restraining a call on an “on demand” bond. Litigation and intra contractual commercial advice.
  4. Marine - Representing (also as advocate) an Italian heavy/super heavy lift operator in a maritime transportation contract dispute with a specialist subcontractor in the Middle East. Arbitration.
  5. Energy and Utilities - Representing (also as advocate) a Malaysian government-linked corporation against a multinational contractor consortium regarding fitness for purpose-related disputes arising on a waste to energy plant procured on an EPCC basis. Intra contractual contentious advice.