Bill Marsh

Bill Marsh
International Dispute Resolution Centre
70 Fleet Street
+44 20 7127 9223/+44 20 7917 6040


Who's Who Legal Mediation

Bill Marsh is one of Europe’s leading commercial mediators. Practising full-time for 26 years, he has mediated in almost every area of law and business. He mediates in the UK and internationally, and has worked with parties in or from over 50 countries.

He is consistently ranked in the top tier of mediators in all the independent legal directories, and topped the global ranking for mediators in Who’s Who Legal 2014–2015. He is described in legal directories as “one of the greats”; “right at the top of his game”; “a perfect example of how a talented mediator can overcome apparently insuperable obstacles”; “right at the top of the tree”; “one of the best”; and “top rank”. He is also praised for his “absolute commitment” and “commercial flair”, and is deemed an “excellent shuttle diplomat”; “extremely patient and hardworking, but he pushes both sides’ positions very hard”; “calm and in control in a crisis”; “subtle, intelligent, approachable and always extremely focused”; and “not only a very fine mediator but also someone who will work and work and work until the job’s done”.

A former corporate lawyer, Bill has also acted as adviser on conflict and mediation to many governments (UK, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia) and international bodies (EU, IFC/World Bank, UN) and to the Archbishop of Canterbury, and his mediation experience includes religious, political and ethnic conflicts. In 2016, he was awarded the Archbishop’s inaugural award for outstanding service to reconciliation.

He is an adjunct professor at Hong Kong Shue Yan University, advisory board member of UK Parliament’s all-party parliamentary group on conflict issues, distinguished fellow of International Academy of Mediators and former executive director of CEDR.

WWL says: Bill Marsh is internationally acclaimed as an "excellent practitioner" and "creative" mediator. He has experience in almost all areas of commercial law.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Commercial Mediation which can be purchased from our Shop.

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