Marcus is a CEDR accredited mediator, specialising in commercial disputes, particularly in the shipping, energy, mining and logistics sectors. He spent over 30 years at leading international law firm HFW, which culminated in four years as managing partner from April 2015. As a lawyer, he specialised in dispute resolution with a particular interest in shipping, energy and mining, and logistics, advising on disputes arising out of commercial contracts, corporate transactions and insolvencies. He also advised on regulatory and risk management matters within these sectors.
On the shipping side, his experience includes charterparties, bills of lading, shipbuilding, collisions, fire and explosion, salvage, general average, groundings, total loss, towage, offshore and limitation. Marcus was previously employed on the claims side in two P&I clubs and has had first-hand experience in dealing with P&I and FDD claims.
Marcus was President of the UK Chamber of Shipping for the year 2014-15.