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Global Leader

Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Mark McNeill is "an excellent strategist and great with clients" when handling commercial and investment arbitrations in the IP, energy and pharmaceutical sectors. 


Mark McNeill is a partner at Quinn Emanuel’s international arbitration practice in New York. For over 20 years, he has represented States, sovereign entities, corporations and individuals in both investment treaty and commercial arbitrations. He has experience in arbitrations conducted under the major arbitration rules (ICC, LCIA, SCC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, HKIAC, AAA, ICDR, DIS) across a range of sectors and subject matters, including energy, intellectual property, technology, pharmaceuticals, finance, business combinations, taxation, mining, real estate, insurance and reinsurance.

Mark previously served as an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser in the US Department of State representing the US government in investment treaty arbitrations submitted under the investment chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Mark teaches investment treaty arbitration at Sciences Po Law School in Paris (2012 to present). He also regularly serves as an arbitrator; he is a faculty member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and a member of CPR's panel of distinguished neutrals.

Mark is admitted to practise in New York, Paris and England and Wales (with higher rights of audience).

Mark has been distinguished in the leading professional directories, which have noted among other things that he is "absolutely top class, both in his strategic and subject matter advice, but also in his written work and advocacy", and that he is "very sharp" and "very talented".

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