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1979-2000: Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (NY, HK and DC; Assoc. & then Partner); 1990: General Counsel, Resolution Trust Corporation Oversight Board (U.S. Government Agency); Member, Council of the American Arbitration Association (formerly, Member of the Board of Directors, 2010-2016). Chartered Arbitrator, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Chair, Washington, D.C. Chapter (2008-2010). Former Chair, D.C. Bar International Investment and Finance Committee, and former Chair and Vice-Chair, D.C. Bar International Dispute Resolution Committee. Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators. Member, ADR Advisory Board, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C.; Honored in Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in the World; Who’s Who in American Law; International Who’s Who, Commercial Arbitration; Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who; Chambers USA, International Arbitrators; Best Lawyers in America (International Arbitration; Washington, D.C.); Super Lawyers; U.S. News & World Report, Tier 1 International Arbitration; Best Lawyers 2013 Washington DC International Arbitration - Governmental "Lawyer of the Year." Recipient, ArbitralWomen Honorable Man Award (2011).
Member of the American Arbitration Association Large Complex Disputes, Commercial and International Panels, the ICC database of arbitrators, the AAA/ICDR Energy Arbitrators’ List, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre panel of arbitrators, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre panel of arbitrators, the London Court of International Arbitration list of arbitrators, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, the Pakistani Center for International Investment and Commercial Arbitration panel of arbitrators, the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution and the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals for Banking and Finance and International Neutrals Panel.
Recent dispute resolution engagements include serving as a mutually-appointed chair in an ICSID arbitration relating to renewable energy regulatory changes in Spain, as party-appointed arbitrator in dispute over internal rate of return calculation in joint venture, as party-appointed arbitrator in dispute over joint venture buy-out, as party-appointed arbitrator in an ICSID arbitration relating to a dispute between a metallurgical company and a European State, as chair in a patent licensing dispute, as chair in a dispute over asbestos liability, as chair in a dispute relating to international concrete supplies, as chair in in an intellectual property dispute related to fracking technology, as chair in a dispute over control of second arbitration, as chair in a dispute relating to Eurobonds, as chair in a franchise dispute, as chair in an arbitration over performance of an IT consulting contract to develop finance systems for a commercial bank, as Emergency Arbitrator in a joint venture dispute, as sole arbitrator in telecoms services dispute, as sole arbitrator in government procurement contract dispute subject to ITAR, as co-arbitrator in a dispute over a Latin American oilfield equipment contract, as co-arbitrator in a dispute related to allegations of breach of joint venture arrangements for the manufacture of solar cells and competition law defenses, as co-arbitrator in a publicly-disclosed dispute between the State of Alaska and BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. relating to loss or deferral of oil and natural gas liquids, as co-arbitrator in a dispute related to licensing agreement for blood testing products and technology, as co-arbitrator in a dispute over payments with respect to acquisition of coal company, as sole arbitrator in a claim for compensation under a political risk guarantee, as sole arbitrator in a dispute over fertilizer products, as co-arbitrator in a dispute over breach of a joint venture agreement
and competition law defenses, as co-arbitrator in a dispute over a clothing manufacture contract, as sole arbitrator in a dispute over technology for a consumer electronics product, as party-appointed arbitrator in a DR-CAFTA investor-state arbitration related to an electricity concession in Dominican Republic, as party-appointed arbitrator in a DR-CAFTA investor-state arbitration related to ownership and use of land in Costa Rica, as institutionally-appointed arbitrator in a claim for breach of contract under a telecommunications concession, as an institutionally-appointed arbitrator and as a party-appointed arbitrator in several hotel management disputes, as party-appointed arbitrator in a dispute over delivery of mobile telecommunications equipment, as institutionally-appointed arbitrator in a dispute involving a long-term semiconductor strategic alliance agreement, as institutionally-appointed arbitrator in a multi-billion dollar dispute between investors over a telecommunications joint venture, as an institutionally-appointed arbitrator and as a party-appointed arbitrator in several satellite-related disputes, as institutionally-appointed arbitrator in a dispute between sellers and buyer under an acquisition agreement, as institutionally-appointed arbitrator in a dispute over water rights for a cattle ranch, as institutionally-appointed arbitrator in an international construction contract dispute, as sole arbitrator in a dispute over switched voice services, as sole arbitrator in a dispute over estate landscaping services, as party-appointed arbitrator in a matter involving claims under a political risk insurance policy with respect to an Asian power project, as “billing expert” in a non-binding expert determination with respect to payments under a power supply agreement, as institutionally-appointed arbitrator in a case involving claims by a broker-dealer that certain departing brokers had breached provisions of their employment agreements, as a party-appointed arbitrator in connection with disputes between two investors in a merchant power project involving issues of project financing, allocation of development costs and compliance with construction obligations, as sole arbitrator in a dispute over the resale of long-distance telecommunications services, as chairman in a dispute involving a calling card arrangement, as sole arbitrator in disputes involving credit card obligations, as mediator in a dispute over ownership rights in an oil concession, as mediator in a securities dispute between a broker-dealer and a customer, as mediator in an employment dispute between a manager and a securities firm, as a panelist in an ICANN Independent Review Proceeding relating to disputed gTLDs, and as an expert in ICANN determinations of several objections to applications to operate generic top-level domain names.
Mr. Kantor is a member of the Editorial Board of Global Arbitration Review, the Editorial Board of the Journal of World Energy Law and Business, the Board of Editors of the Journal of Damages in International, the Board of Editors of the Journal of Technology in International Arbitration, the Editorial Board of investmentclaims.com, the Editorial Board of the journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators: Arbitration - The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, and an Associate Editor of Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence Service (OGEL). Among other publications, Mr. Kantor is the author of Valuation for Arbitration: Compensation Standards, Valuation Methods and Expert Evidence (Kluwer Law
International 2008), named Best Book of 2008 in the OGEMID Awards, and “A Code of Conduct for Party-Appointed Experts in International Arbitration – Can One be Found?” 26 Arbitration International 323 (2010), named Best International Dispute Resolution Article of 2010 in the OGEMID Awards. Additional publications can be found at www.mark-kantor.com.