Bill was back in Singapore this week as a guest of the Singapore Government, focusing on Investor-State mediation as part of Singapore Convention Week 2023. This outstanding annual event is an expression of Singapore’s international leadership in mediation, and brings together experts from around the globe – Asia, Europe, Australasia, Africa and North and South America.
Bill was speaking to a private forum of government representatives from some 40 countries on the practicalities and challenges of Investor-State mediation, alongside representatives from ICSID, the UN and elsewhere.
And beyond the technical stuff, Singaporean hospitality was – as always – the best!
Delighted to be interviewed for the inaugural edition of this new mediation podcast, based in Istanbul, and set up by my good friend and mediator Idil Elviris. Have a listen…
It’s that time of year for the directories, when mediators shake off their natural modesty and profile themselves! Warmest thanks to all those who gave feedback. Bill is top-ranked in each of Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500 and Chambers, with the following comments:
Who’s Who Legal: Global Elite Thought Leader and Mediator of the Year 2019 – Bill Marsh is a “sensational” mediator according to respondents. He “gets very high-profile work and is extremely experienced and capable”.
Legal 500: “Bill Marsh is ‘one of the best mediators in the business – he has strong technical skills, a real understanding of the issues and works tirelessly with the parties to get a solution‘. Marsh has been in full-time mediation since 1991 and he operates both in the UK and internationally. On the international side, recent instructions came from the Balkans, the Netherlands, Greece, France, Russia, India, Singapore, the US and the Gulf, and have involved areas such as banking, sport, environmental issues, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and gold mining”.
Chambers: Bill Marsh of Independent Mediators is routinely instructed on high-value domestic and international mediations. Clients say: “Bill is calm and commands respect. He is technically able, gets the issues, and works tirelessly to help the parties find an acceptable solution”.
Bill is deeply honoured (and not a little chuffed!) to have been awarded Mediator Of The Year 2019 by the global Who’s Who Legal. On top of that, Bill’s commercial mediation chambers Independent Mediators was awarded Mediation Firm Of The Year 2019.
“It remains a deep privilege to be entrusted with the task of mediating any dispute or conflict. I am genuinely humbled and grateful to those who ask me to do so. Thank you“.
Bill is honoured to have joined the Panel of Eminent Mediators at the newly-formed Bombay Mediation and Conciliation Centre, where he will be available for international mediations. Other panel members include retired Indian Supreme Court Honourable Justice Mr. B.N. Srikrishna and Honourable Justice Mr. Deepak Verma.
Bill is delighted to be building on his already extensive experience of Russian-related mediations.
In the last few months, he has mediated two major Russian-based commercial disputes, one in Moscow, the other out of St Petersburg. He has also recently joined a select group of international mediators forming the international panel of the Moscow-based Scientific and Methodological Center for Mediation and Law.
This adds to his extensive history of mediation work in Russia/CIS, including founding and chairing a forum for eleven regional countries to cooperate on mediation developments (2016), advising the Russian Government on dispute resolution reforms in the welfare sector (1999-2002), and mediating numerous Russian/CIS-based disputes.
Bill is delighted and honoured to be recognised again in this year’s Who’s Who Legal as one of a small number of global “Thought Leaders” in mediation.
Based on nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources, the Thought Leaders nominations aim to recognise not only “vast expertise and experience”, but also the “ability to innovate, inspire, and go above and beyond to deliver”.
Bill is delighted to be top-ranked in Legal 500 2017, along with all his colleagues at Independent Mediators.
The listing notes:
“Bill Marsh at Independent Mediators is ‘a mediator who has seen and done it all before, yet he still manages to bring a freshness and energy to each mediation. He has a nicely understated style, but forceful when he needs to be, and hugely experienced at getting a sense of how the parties want to negotiate, and where a deal lies’. Marsh covers a broad range of UK-related and international commercial disputes, including commercial contracts, product liability, insurance and reinsurance, and professional negligence; he also acts in disputes involving shareholders, sports, medical negligence, pensions, IT and shipping.”
Bill’s co-written article appears in the latest edition of CPR’s “Alternatives”. The piece, by four leading mediators in Europe and the US, addresses the question of whether (to paraphrase) “It’s all about the money, Stupid!”
Bill is delighted and honoured to get a Who’s Who Legal “double” again this year, ranked as:
- one of five European “Thought Leaders” in mediation in this year’s Who’s Who Legal, with further details in his Who’s Who Legal profile. Bill has been a Who’s Who Thought Leader every year since the category began; and
- one of the UK’s leading mediators, described as “Industry titan…outstanding, very capable and highly versatile. He frequently undertakes international mediations in a vast array of countries involving disputes reaching the billion-pound mark and above in value”.