Provided by Mark W Friedman
Mark W. Friedman is a litigation partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group. His practice concentrates on international arbitration and litigation, and he also has broad experience in civil and criminal matters. Mr. Friedman has represented clients in a wide variety of complex commercial and Investor-State disputes across many industry sectors, including energy, mining, finance, insurance, construction, shareholder relationships, joint ventures, media, telecommunications and manufacturing. He has acted as counsel or arbitrator in disputes under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, AAA, ICDR, CPR, UNCITRAL and ICSID.
Among other leadership positions, Mr. Friedman is a former Vice President of the ICC Court of Arbitration and is a former Chair of the International Bar Association’s Arbitration Committee. He was previously a member of the court of the London Court of International Arbitration, Vice-Chair of the International Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Section of the American Bar Association and co-rapporteur of the International Law Association’s Commercial Arbitration Committee. Mr. Friedman is a member of the editorial board of Dispute Resolution International and he regularly speaks and publishes on international arbitration topics.
Mark Friedman receives praise for his "exceptional advocacy"from one interviewee who emphasises that he is "very adept at making complicated stories clear and doing so without appearing to be reading from a script. He really is an extremely effective advocate." Friedman centres his acclaimed practice on commercial clients requiring representation in either investment treaty or commercial arbitrations, particularly those concerning the energy sector.
Mark Friedman remains a popular choice for a broad array of investors seeking expert counsel in investment treaty arbitrations. He also offers experience in commercial disputes.
"Mark is an excellent and persuasive orator during hearings and particularly effective during rebuttals." "He is a strong advocate who knows the field very well." "He is an excellent communicator who is quick to spot issues and get up to speed on complex contractual matters."
Mark Friedman is widely respected for his considerable experience representing investors in significant investment treaty arbitration cases. He is recognised for his activity on cross-border investor-state cases involving countries such as Chile and Ecuador. Market sources consider him "a very good lawyer."