Mark specialises in construction law and is also highly experienced in contentious commercial matters, particularly 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, but not limited to, FIDIC.
Mark also regularly undertakes advocacy in diverse jurisdictions throughout the world. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) and a member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) and Dispute Board Foundation (DBF).
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.
Mark has a history of successful international arbitration results on myriad infrastructure projects located in Europe and the Middle East. He has also successfully advised numerous government-linked corporations in the Far East on dispute avoidance, as well as on actual disputes, with respect to critical infrastructure such entities have owned and/or operated. These have included petrochemical facilities located in Malaysia and airport facilities located in Singapore.
- Acting for European main contractors on multiple transport infrastructure disputes subject to ICC arbitration arising on major EU-funded projects in Eastern Europe with claim values in excess of €20m each.
- Acting for a multinational main contractor joint venture on disputes arising out of the first urban DBFO (PPP/PFI) roads project in the United Kingdom involving claims in excess of £100m.
- Representing the lead contractor of a multinational consortium on Dublin Port Tunnel involving claims in excess of €360m.
- Advising an Asian main package contractor regarding claims in excess of S$100m arising from an expressway extension project in Singapore.
- Representing (also as advocate) a European main contractor against an agency of an Eastern European government concerning myriad claims and counterclaims, totalling more than €120m, arising from a refurbishment of approximately 80km of rail along “European Corridor IV”.