Dr Mark Hoyle joins ArbDB Chambers
31 May 2021
Dr Mark Hoyle has accepted an invitation to join the leading chambers of third party neutrals, ArbDB Chambers, with effect from 1 June 2021.
Mark has practised as an arbitrator since 1999. He has arbitrated under the auspices of many of the leading institutions in the UK around the world, including the ICC, the LCIA, the LMAA, the CIArb, the Law Society of England & Wales, the DIAC, the DIFC/LCIA, ADDCCAC and the Cairo Regional Center for Arbitration. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Chartered Arbitrator.
Mark was accredited as a mediator in 2001 and has mediated a wide range of commercial and family business disputes.
He is, in addition, an acknowledged expert on Arab and Islamic law and was awarded a PhD from the School of Oriental and Africa Studies, following spells of work, research and study in Cairo and Alexandria. His PhD thesis evaluated the origins and evolution of the Egyptian legal system from 1870 to 1946.
A member of the English Bar, Mark has over 30 years of experience of Egyptian law and other jurisdictions in the region, including Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia and was based for some years, working as counsel, in the UAE.
Tony Marks, the Chair of ArbDB, commented:
“We are delighted to welcome Mark Hoyle as a Member of ArbDB Chambers. He is a distinguished expert in law in the Middle East and brings with him his third party neutral practice. We look forward to collaborating with Mark further to develop his practice as arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator in the UK, Europe and the Middle East”.
Peter McQueen of ArbDB Chambers spoke at Webinar for MLAANZ (Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand)
27 April 2021
Peter McQueen recently gave a presentation which was well received at a webinar for the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand entitled:
“Halliburton v Chubb : Disclosure Issues for Arbitrators”.
MLAANZ is an Australasian association which has branches in 5 of the Australian States and one in New Zealand.
Michael Cover and Stephen Bate of ArbDB Chambers have both appeared in the latest Who’s Who Legal list of the top thirty mediators at the English Bar
21 April 2021
These mediators have been carefully selected for their outstanding expertise in a wide variety of commercial disputes on the international and domestic markets.
Michael Cover is noted as having “an excellent reputation as a mediator”, bringing his experience of over 250 mediations to his briefs.
Stephen Bate is described as having a first-rate record in high-value commercial disputes across a plethora of sectors. Stephen is also a member of CEDR Chambers.
Mediators' New Breakfast Club - Next Meeting
11 April 2021
Start: 10.00 hrs - BY ZOOM ONLY
Date: Wednesday, 12th May 2021
Speakers: From the CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators):
Catherine DIXON (Director-General)
Lewis JOHNSTON (Asst. Dir. of Policy & Ext. Affairs)
Isabel PHILLIPS (Head of Mediation Development)
Topic: ADR Process Complementarity and the CIArb Mediation Strategy
** A recording of the webinar is available on Youtube. **
Cost: Free due to support from ArbDB Chambers
Booking: Please e-mail Dave Owen (email@example.com) who will send Zoom link at least 24 hours beforehand
Recording: The meeting will be recorded - it (and recordings of previous meetings) can be accessed here:
NOTE Attendance counts towards the CMC’s CPD requirements. It may count for CPD for other organisations.
Mark Appel recently delivered the 2nd Annual Hong Kong Mediation Lecture
8 December 2020
Mark Appel recently delivered the 2nd Annual Hong Kong Mediation Lecture, co-hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills and the Hong Kong Department of Justice.
Mark discussed “Investor-State Mediation at the Tipping Point” and spoke about the past five years of global dialogue in this area and the resulting impact on investor-state mediation know-how, best practices, education and training and legislative and institutional rule initiatives. Mark has been the Chair of the International Mediation Institute (IMI) Investor State Mediation Task Force and also a member of the faculty on Investor-State Mediator training conducted by IMI/ ICSID/ DeCEDR.
You can see a recording of the video here:
Mediators' New Breakfast Club - 25.11.20
6 December 2020
ArbDB Chambers hosted the Mediator's New Breakfast Club on the 25th November 2020 via a webinar. The guest speaker was:
- Barrister, Accredited Mediator, Chartered Arbitrator, Legal 500 2021 listed as a Leading Mediator.
- Author of ‘Resolving Business Disputes - How to get better outcomes from commercial conflicts’ (Spiramus, 2020)
- Member of ArbDB Chambers
His topic: Outcome Forecasting, Decision-Making and Settlement
If you missed the webinar, you can view a full recording here:
The DRBF UK Breakfast Meet - Wednesday 11th November 2020 @ 09.00hrs by Zoom ®
8 November 2020
“Restoring Confidence in Public- Private Partnerships: Creating more Collaborative PPP’s, including Use of Dispute Boards”
- Mark M Moseley, Moseley Infrastructure Advisory Services, United Kingdom
- Lindy Patterson QC, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers, London
- Serge Y. Bodart, Consultant Engineer, Switzerland
UK Chapter of the DRBF would like to invite you to the next DRBF UK Breakfast Meet on 11th November 2020 @ 09.00hrs, which will take place as a ZOOM ® meeting.
Mark, Lindy and Serge will be speaking about the use of dispute boards in PPP’s. Mark is the principal of Moseley Infrastructure Advisory Services www.mmminfra.com and, before that, held the positions of COO at the G20’s Global Infrastructure Hub and Lead Lawyer in the PPP Group at the World Bank. Lindy Patterson QC is an international arbitrator, adjudicator , regular dispute board chair and is a Member of 39 Essex Chambers. Lindy is the Immediate Past President of DRBF Region 2. Serge Y Bodart is an Engineer by background. He has been involved as a Consultant in many PPP Projects and works internationally as a Dispute Board member and Expert, based in Switzerland. Mark, Lindy and Serge are all Members of the DRBF Task Force on PPP’s.
This will be the 7th meeting of the group, providing a platform for discussion of topics of interest and regular interaction between members, their guests and speakers involved with dispute resolution and avoidance. This interactive Breakfast Meet will be of interest to users, funders, lawyers and Dispute Board members in particular, including DRBF Members in the UK and around the world, as well as to dispute resolvers of all kinds.
If you missed this event, you can see a recording at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Alternatively please email Martin Poulter, Clerk to ArbDB Chambers: or call Martin on +44 (0)203 514 9020
Mark Appel to deliver the 2nd Annual Hong Kong Mediation Lecture, co-hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills and the Hong Kong Department of Justice on Wednesday 4 November 2020
12 October 2020
ArbDB Chambers Member and independent mediator and arbitrator, Mark Appel, has been honoured to be invited to deliver the 2nd Annual Hong Kong Mediation Lecture. This will take place on Wednesday 4 November 2020 from 1900 hrs to 2000 hrs Hong Kong Time (1200 to 1300 hrs UK Time) and will be conducted virtually.
Mark will discuss “Investor-State Mediation at the Tipping Point” and will consider the past five years of global dialogue in this area and the resulting impact on investor-state mediation know-how, best practices, education and training and legislative and institutional rule initiatives. Mark is uniquely well-qualified to deliver this Lecture, having been the Chair of the International Mediation Institute (IMI) Investor State Mediation Task Force and also a member of the faculty on Investor-State Mediator training conducted by IMI/ ICSID/ DeCEDR.
ArbDB Chambers and Virtual Hearings and Meetings in Mediations, Arbitrations and Dispute Boards
29 September 2020
ArbDB Chambers has been adapting to the new reality of conducting Mediations, Arbitration Hearings, Adjudications and Dispute Board site visits and hearings and also preparing for what the new reality might look like, post-Covid-19.
Our Members have conducted all of these using the Zoom and other platforms, with considerable success. Indispensable technical and practical support is provided by our Clerk, Martin Poulter. We have also been keeping in touch with our clients and contacts with regular webinars, with our Zoom capability now able to conduct meetings and webinars with up to 500 people. We have noticed that we are able, both in hearings and webinars, to bring in people from all over the world, which would have been next to impossible on a face to face basis. Our colleague, John Wright, has been participating in virtual site visits on his dispute board projects.
This may all point the way to the future, with more cost-effective and environmentally-sensitive ways of working.
If you would like to learn more about the capability of ArbDB Chambers and the availability of our Members, please contact our Clerk, Martin Poulter – telephone 020 3514 9020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The DRBF UK Breakfast Club Meet Webinar on Wednesday 9th September
9 September 2020
John Papworth and ArbDB Chambers Member, Michael Cover hosted the DRBF UK Breakfast on Wednesday 9th September 2020 as a ZOOM ® meeting.
The guest speaker at this meeting was Ben Goss, an expert in Dispute Avoidance and Resolution in the Maritime Industry. Ben is a Chartered Shipbroker and Aspiring Full Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association, as well as being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a CEDR- Accredited Mediator and a Member of the DRBF.
Ben spoke about the use of DAAB’s in shipbuilding/port infrastructures. He gave some history of shipbuilding and spoke about current trends and UK projects and the use of DAAB’s in the shipbuilding process.
This was the 6th meeting of the group, providing a platform for discussion of topics of interest and regular interaction between members, their guests and speakers involved with dispute resolution and avoidance.
If you missed the Meeting, you can view it here:
If you have any questions, please contact us here