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Mark heads MSK’s international dispute resolution practice. He and his team specialize in handling disputes between private parties and sovereign governments in US court litigation and international arbitration. He has a distinctive record of finding effective solutions to intricate, and often cutting-edge, legal problems involving international investments and contracts. Mark has extensive experience with the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) – which governs all lawsuits against foreign states and state agencies in US federal and state courts. He also has handled a variety of arbitration-related matters under the New York Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, including motions to compel arbitration and petitions to enforce arbitral awards. He is lead counsel for the award creditor in TIG Insurance Co. v. Republic of Argentina, No. 19-7087 (D.C. Cir. 2020) which established the test lower courts must follow to determine when sovereign-owned property is “is used for commercial purposes” and may be subject to seizure and sale to enforce a foreign arbitral award.
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