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Mark Mangan leads Dechert’s international arbitration practice in Asia. He has appeared as counsel in over 50 cases, representing clients in important and complex matters across a range of sectors and subject to a wide variety of applicable laws. These include several investment treaty arbitrations, a number of multi-billion dollar commercial cases, and high-profile sports disputes. Mark has also been appointed as an arbitrator in over 25 cases, including as presiding arbitrator and emergency arbitrator.
Mark’s team was recently awarded ‘International Arbitration Team of the Year’ at The Legal 500 Southeast Asia awards for 2020 and 2021, while he was runner-up at the same ceremony for the prestigious Private Practice Lawyer of the Year award covering all legal practice areas. The Legal 500 (2021) ranks Mark as a Band 1 ‘Leading Individual’ for international arbitration in Singapore and observes that he ‘is an outstanding lawyer, a great strategist and executes the strategy with his great advocacy skills’.
Chambers (2021) similarly notes that Mark ‘is an ‘excellent arbitration practitioner’ and ‘a very sharp cross-examiner’ who has ‘an impressive track record acting on a range of arbitration mandates, from commercial and investment treaty to sports arbitrations. Mark is listed in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers for international arbitration in Singapore, Global Arbitration Review’s Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2018 and 2019, and the 2017 Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders of Arbitration under 45, which noted that ‘he is viewed as “the rising star in Singapore”’ arbitration. Mark was highly commended in the 2019 Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards Asia-Pacific (for leading one of Singapore’s first ever third-party funded arbitrations) and commended in the 2017 edition (for identifying and promoting international law remedies to cross-border haze pollution).
Mark’s academic contributions include being a co-editor of GAR’s Investment Treaty Know-how series, co-editor and author of The Guide to Investment Treaty Protection and Enforcement (GAR); co-author of A Guide to the SIAC Arbitration Rules (Oxford University Press; 1st edition 2014; 2nd edition 2018; 3rd edition forthcoming); and over 40 published articles and book chapters on investment treaty arbitration, international commercial arbitration and sports arbitration. Mark is admitted to practise law in Australia, England and Wales, and is a registered foreign lawyer in Singapore.
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