Provided by Mark W Friedman
Mark W. Friedman is a litigation partner and Co-Chair of Debevoise’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. He regularly speaks and publishes on international arbitration topics.
Mark Friedman is widely recognised for his activity on cross-border investor-state cases involving countries such as Argentina, Chile, and Venezuela. One appreciative observer enthuses: "Mark Friedman has a brilliant mind with an unpredicted lateral thinking approach that puts off any possible competitor."