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Mark A. Kantor

Independent Arbitrator

Washington, DC, USA


Mark Kantor currently serves as an arbitrator and teaches both International Business Transactions and International Arbitration as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Vale Columbia Program on Sustainable International Investment (a joint enterprise between the Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute at Columbia University). In addition, he is Editor in Chief of Transnational Dispute Management, the global dispute resolution journal. Until he retired at the end of 1999, he was a partner in the Corporate and Project Finance Groups of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and resident in the Washington, D.C. office. He has served as chair, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator on numerous commercial and investment treaty arbitral tribunals. He is a member of a number of arbitration rosters, including the AAA international, commercial and large complex case panels, the Energy Arbitrators' List, the LCIA list, the ICC roster of arbitrators, the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals for Banking and Finance, the CPR International Committee and the roster of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Malaysian Regional Arbitration Centre. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association, serving on the Budget Committee. He is the Chair of the DC Bar International Dispute Resolution Committee.  Additionally, he served as the Chair of the Washington, D.C. chapter of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators from 2008 until 2010, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute.  He is also a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. His principal transactional focus has been in the area of international and domestic investments and financings. He has represented sponsors, financial institutions and contractors in complex financings and restructurings, and he has considerable experience with the energy, power, aircarrier, telecommunications and financial services industries. In addition, he has represented acquirors, sellers and financing parties in numerous acquisitions. He was extensively involved in Milbank Tweed's Asian project finance and restructurings practices. In U.S. domestic proceedings, he has acted as bankruptcy counsel in a number of well-known insolvencies, as well as numerous negotiated workouts. Mr. Kantor is a member of the ADR Advisory Board of the International Law Institute, the Editorial Board of Global Arbitration Review and the Board of Editors of the Journal of World Energy Law and Business. Additionally, he serves as a Contributing Editor to International Legal Materials (American Society of International Law), as a member of the Assistant Editorial Board for investmentclaims.com, and as Associate Editor of the Oil-Gas-Energy Law Intelligence Service. Mr. Kantor is the author of Valuation for Arbitration: Compensation Standards, Valuation Methods and Expert Evidence (Kluwer Law International 2008). In 1990, Mr. Kantor served as General Counsel of the RTC Oversight Board, the U.S. Federal agency with policy oversight responsibility for the savings & loan crisis. Additional background on Mr. Kantor, a list of publications and a list of Mr. Kantor's recent ADR engagements are available at www.mark-kantor.com

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