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Dispute Resolution: Commercial - UK
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Mark Howard KC

Strengths

"Terrifying to have as an opponent as his submissions cut right to the heart of the case and his cross-examination is phenomenal. He wins cases that he should lose."

Recent work

Represented Igor Kolomoisky, a Ukrainian oligarch and politician accused of having defrauded PrivatBank. The claim was valued at USD2.5 billion.


International Arbitration - The English Bar - Global: Multi-Jurisdictional
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Mark Howard KC
Mark Howard KC is acclaimed for his significant experience handling a wide range of arbitrations, including those relating to the telecommunications, energy and banking sectors on behalf of international corporations. He has particular expertise acting in LCIA and UNCITRAL arbitrations.

Strengths

"He is one of the best advocates at the Bar."

Recent work

Represented Betamaz before the Privy Council in relation to an application to set aside an arbitral award concerning a breach of contract. The issue involves complex disputes as to whether the Supreme Court of Mauritius is able to determine whether there was a breach of public procurement rules.


Energy & Natural Resources - UK
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Mark Howard KC
Mark Howard KC cuts a commanding figure at the Commercial Bar and has an excellent reputation in the energy sector. His energy work generally consists of very high-value commercial disputes, and he is noted for his formidable cross-examination in court.

Strengths

"He is a leader at the Bar. He has the incredible ability to make the complex seem so simple." "He is a ferocious cross-examiner." "In his legal submissions he has a knack of getting to the right points and focusing the court's attention on them."

Recent work

Acted for Renova Industries in litigation between Russian oligarchs and their Russian energy joint venture.


Competition Law - UK
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Mark Howard KC
Mark Howard KC has a strong competition litigation practice and is particularly active in the financial services and technology sectors. He represents clients in follow-on damages claims and price-fixing cases. He has also acted in a key case on the issue of standard-essential patents.

Strengths

"He is an extraordinarily capable advocate." "His submissions cut right to the chase."

Recent work

Acted for the appellant in Unwired Planet and another v Huawei and another, a Supreme Court case concerning the enforcement of standard-essential patents.


Offshore (Bar) - UK
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Mark Howard KC
Mark Howard KC is a respected commercial silk with a wealth of knowledge in banking, fraud, insurance and energy litigation. He has acted in several prominent cases in the courts of the BVI, and has also appeared in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.

Strengths

"He's a very well-known commercial advocate." "He has an outstanding reputation."

Recent work

Acted for the respondent, East Asia Company Limited, in an appeal from the Court of Appeal for Bermuda to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council regarding the validity of a purported agreement for sale of a high-value energy project in Bali.

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