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Marcus is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution group in the Hong Kong office of Watson Farley & Williams.
Marcus specialises in engineering disputes with a focus on oil & gas, shipping and aviation.
In the oil & gas sector Marcus has broad experience of FPSO disputes (charters, conversion, construction & operation), oil rig operation and construction disputes, liquidated damages claims, delay & disruption claims, cost overruns, PSC and JOA oilfield development disputes, interpretation of treaty disputes and heavy equipment failures.
In the past six years alone, Marcus has acted in relation to 27 FPSO-related disputes representing an oil major, numerous oil companies, FPSO owners, contractors, subcontractors and yards, with some claims in excess of US$1bn.
In the shipping sector, Marcus has conducted a variety of disputes including in relation to shipbuilding; charterparties; COAs; LOIs and bills of lading.
In the aviation sector, Marcus has conducted numerous disputes, including in relation to: aircraft redelivery conditions; defective aircraft components leading to groundings; termination rights under operating leases; and non-compliance of equipment suppliers with maintenance and part supply obligations.
Marcus has been consistently recognised in the leading directories for his expertise in dispute resolution since 2010 (see Awards section below).
The 2016 edition of Chambers Asia Pacific described the Singapore international arbitration team as “heavyweights in shipping and offshore oil and gas disputes with a formidable list of multinational clients in these areas… peers describe [Marcus] as a ‘very bright lawyer’ and a ‘class act’”.
In 2016, Marcus was recognised by Best Lawyers in Singapore in the practice areas of International Arbitration, Arbitration and Mediation.
Marcus has sat, or is sitting, as arbitrator in 20 arbitrations, primarily in the oil & gas, shipping and commodities sectors. He has written numerous arbitration awards.
Marcus is a practicing arbitrator and is on the following international panels:
Marcus is the principle author of the “Oil & Gas Arbitration” chapter in Arbitration in Singapore: A Practical Guide, Sweet & Maxwell, 2014.