Mark Goodrich advises clients on the construction and development of energy and other infrastructure projects including in relation to the resolution of major international disputes. He has 20 years of experience in international arbitration across many different countries. Mark has often provided advice at the outset of projects, regarding the drafting of major construction contracts. He has significant experience of helping to resolve disputes and remove obstacles, so that large energy and infrastructure projects can proceed as smoothly as possible.
Mark has advised on disputes in relation to some of the world's largest energy and infrastructure projects, including LNG, power, petrochemical, roads, rail, data centres and cement plants. He has particular experience in the construction of FPSOs and offshore oil and gas.
He has also been involved in helping to resolve disputes across the shipbuilding, uranium mining and other natural resources sectors. He has been extensively involved in alternative dispute resolution and international arbitration conducted under a range of international rules, including those of the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, JCAA, VIAC, LMAA, TOMAC and UNCITRAL.
Mark has particular experience of arbitration in Japan, Korea and across Asia. He was the only lawyer in the UK recommended by Chambers Global 2015 as an "Expert Based Abroad" in the area of "Dispute Resolution - Japan" (and one of two in Chambers Global 2016 and 2017). Now based in our Seoul office, he continues to have a major focus on those jurisdictions whilst maintaining a highly international practice.
This has seen him advising on disputes in or parties from countries including: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Mongolia, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, UK, USA, Vietnam and Yemen.
Mark is widely recognised for his arbitration experience by the major legal publications, and has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars throughout Asia. He is also active in professional circles, and was on the coordinating committee for the Asia Chapter of the ICC's Young Arbitrator Forum. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.
Mark is also active in pro-bono matters, having advised African governments in relation to the sustainable development of natural resources.