Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP

Christopher Newmark

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Practice Areas

Experienced international arbitrator sitting as chair, panel and sole arbitrator in the UK and elsewhere for the leading arbitral institutions and in ad hoc cases. Specialist IT, telecoms, energy, M&A, banking and finance, shareholder, joint venture, international trade, and sport experience. First emergency arbitrator appointed under the 2012 ICC Rules and Chairman, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR 2014 - 2017. CEDR Chambers mediator undertaking commercial and sport mediations around the UK and internationally.


Qualified 1990 and Partner of Baker & McKenzie 1997 - 2007; Partner Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP 2007-; Chairman, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR 2014 - 2017 ; Senior Visiting Lecturer, School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary's University, London 2006-; Board Director of CPR Institute 2007-10; CEDR Faculty member 2007-;

Professional Memberships

ICC Commission on International Arbitration; LCIA; CEDR; Sport Resolutions UK Limited; The Law Society; Steering Committee of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations


Regular contributor to "The Leading Arbitrators' Guide to International Commercial Arbitration"; editor "Butterworths Mediators on Mediation" and various other articles and book chapters.


Chris studied English law at the University of Birmingham and French law at the University of Limoges. Whilst at Baker & McKenzie, Chris chaired the firm's European Dispute Resolution Practice Group.