Marcus Birch

Associate Director, Contentious Construction & Engineering

Marcus is an Associate Director in our Contentious Construction and Engineering practice group. He specialises in arbitration, litigation and ADR, with a focus on Construction and Engineering disputes. He has considerable experience of domestic, cross-border and international litigation and arbitration and has acted for a range of clients, from individuals to state bodies to listed companies, in a range of industries and sectors, including construction, energy, manufacturing,  investment, and financial services. 

Marcus has acted as counsel in international commercial and investor-state arbitrations administered under the rules of the major arbitral institutions, including the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) as well as in ad hoc proceedings. He has also represented international corporations and private clients in complex cross-border litigation and court applications in support of arbitration proceedings.

Marcus has provided advice in relation to high value and complex disputes involving parties from and assets in a wide range of countries including Costa Rica, France, India, the Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. He speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.