Mark Mangan


Mark Mangan


Singapore | Dechert (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., One George Street, #16-03, Singapore, Singapore 049145
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Mark Mangan is a partner in the International Arbitration Group of Dechert, based in Singapore. He has been retained over the last 15 years to help resolve disputes in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North America. Mr. Mangan serves as both counsel (over 50 cases) and arbitrator (in excess of 15 arbitrations). As counsel, Mr. Mangan represents clients in important and complex matters, often involving a government or political dimension, in the oil and gas, mining, finance, telecommunications, high technology, manufacturing, construction and sports sectors. As arbitrator, Mr. Mangan has been appointed under the rules of arbitration of SIAC, ICC, LCIA and SCC, as well as an ad hoc arbitrator appointed under Singapore law. The laws considered and applied in these disputes include (in alphabetical order) those of Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England and Wales, Finland, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Liberia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, several states of the United States, the UAE, and Vietnam.

Mr. Mangan is a co-author of a leading book on Singapore and SIAC Arbitration, A Guide to the SIAC Arbitration Rules, with the first edition published by Oxford University Press in 2014 and the 2nd edition in February 2018.  He has also written over 40 published articles and book chapters on investment treaty arbitration, international commercial arbitration and sports arbitration, and presents regularly at seminars and conferences on those subjects. Mr. Mangan was recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific, Chambers Global and Legal 500 Asia Pacific for his work on international arbitration in Singapore, and noting him as a ‘"conscientious arbitrator" who is "on top of things"  and "makes the case move expeditiously"’, and “who ‘has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the SIAC rules and Singapore arbitration practice’”.  Mr. Mangan was short-listed and ‘Commended’ in the 2017 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards for the Asia-Pacific and was listed in the 2017 Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders of Arbitration under 45, which noted that 'he is viewed as "the rising star in Singapore"' arbitration. Most recently, Mr. Mangan was named in the 2017 Commercial Arbitration Expert Guide,  Global Arbitration Review’s Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2018 and Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018 as a Dispute Resolution Star for international arbitration.

  • A consortium of international oil companies in a successful multi-billion dollar ad hoc arbitration claim brought under a production sharing contract with an African state oil company (Nigerian law; ad hoc arbitration; African seat).
  • A US oil major in a multi-billion dollar contractual dispute with the Russian Federation in relation to contributions required to be made under the parties' Production Sharing Agreement to the state's fiscal budget (Russian law; ad hoc arbitration; Stockholm seat).
  • A US oil major in a series of high value complex disputes with an Asian government and state-owned entities arising under several production sharing contracts.
  • A major Asian international oil and gas company in a series of disputes against the Federal Government of Nigeria.
  • A South East Asian state-owned oil and gas company in relation to a multi-million dollar dispute arising out of the construction of a polyester plant (Vietnamese law; ICC; Singapore seat).
  • A major international oil company in a dispute with P&I club insurers in relation to oil products delivered in Singapore.
  • A major international mining company in a series of high value complex disputes with a central Asian government.
  • A Korean construction and engineering conglomerate in a SIAC arbitration, a ICDR arbitration, an ICC arbitration and Singapore court litigation arising out of various projects around the world (laws of Singapore, Korea, Qatar and England).
  • A consortium of Japanese and Korean companies in relation to disputes arising out of the construction of a chemical refinery in South East Asia (English law; SIAC arbitration; Singapore seat).
  • A Chinese energy and construction company in relation to a Singapore court challenge to an ICC arbitration award (Singapore seat).
  • A major nuclear power plant manufacturer in a series of large and complex multi-billion dollar construction arbitrations with the state-owned employer under the ICC Rules (Finnish law; ICC; Paris seat).
  • A Korean engineering company in an ad hoc construction arbitration relating to alleged delayed and deficient building works (Singapore law; ad hoc arbitration; Singapore seat).
  • A office services company in a US$22 million SIAC arbitration with one of the largest residential and commercial development companies in Asia (Singapore law; Singapore seat; SIAC).
  • A major US satellite manufacturer in its successful defence against an ad hoc arbitration claim brought by a satellite operator and its insurers (UAE law; ad hoc arbitration; Toronto seat).
  • A major US satellite manufacturer in its successful defence (with costs) against a large and complex ICC arbitration brought by a satellite operator and its insurers (UAE law; ICC; Paris seat).
  • A global technology company in a dispute with a Vietnamese stated-owned oil and gas company (Vietnamese law; VIAC arbitration; Vietnam seat).
  • An international glass and building material company in a multi-million euro dispute with a Korean company arising under a share purchase agreement (Singapore seat).
  • Eastern Sugar B.V. in its successful investment treaty claim against the Czech Republic (UNCITRAL Rules), securing a €27,000,000 award (public international law; ad hoc; Paris seat).
  • A large European chemical manufacturer in relation to a dispute over the sale of part of its business to a Chinese entity (Singapore seat).
  • A European biotech company in a dispute with an international pharmaceutical company governed by the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules.
  • A high worth southern European in an LCIA arbitration brought by a major private equity group (English law; LCIA; London seat).
  • The Korean Olympic Committee and Korean Swimming Federation in an eligibility dispute with Mr Tae Hwan Park before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and arising out of selection of the Korean swim team for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games (Swiss law; CAS; Lausanne seat).
  • The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in proceedings in London in early 2013 brought in the wake of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal (Swiss law; ad hoc; London seat).
  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) in over ten appeals brought before the Court of Arbitration for Sport arising from the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, the 2006 Torino Olympic Winter Games, and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Swiss law; CAS; Lausanne seat).
  • The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) in relation to a high value commercial dispute referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport arising in relation to the 2012 London Olympic Games (Swiss and English law; CAS; Lausanne seat).
  • And the International Cricket Council (ICC) in a series of commercial disputes with Global Cricket Corporation and national cricket federations (Paris seat) arising out of the 2003 Cricket World Cup (English law; ICC; Paris seat).

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • University of New South Wales, Sydney, B.Com., 1996
  • University of Technology, Sydney, LL.B. (Hons), 2000, Winner of University Medal, (summa cum laude)
  • University of Cambridge, LL.M., 2002, (Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship and Pegasus Middle Temple Scholarship)
  • England and Wales
  • Australia
  • English
  • French
  • Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb)
  • Member, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB)
  • Member, Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC)
  • Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Users' Councils
  • Member, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Users' Councils and Panel of Arbitrators
  • Fellow and member of Practice and Procedure, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)
  • Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • Advisory Board Member, Institute for Transnational Arbitration