Experience

  • Dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration and ADR)
  • Project advice
  • Contract/policy interpretation and drafting
  • "Kennedys has made a distinct impression on the UAE market since launching a Dubai office in 2006. Better recognised for its contentious work, it has represented a series of major contractors on significant disputes relating to key developments in Dubai and the region. Having appeared in a range of dispute resolution forums in the vicinity including DIAC, it is now a formidable name in the UAE construction sector." - Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2009/2010)
Memberships
  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Society of Construction Law (Hong Kong)

 Qualifications

  • Qualified in England and Wales in 1991
  • Qualified in Hong Kong in 1992

 

Mark’s fortitude in seeing complex cases through to the end is the epitome of those qualities in the legal profession that every young lawyer should aspire to.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Market recognition

  • Recommended lawyer for 'Construction (United Arab Emirates)'
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2021
  • Recommended lawyer for 'Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation (United Arab Emirates)'
    "Mark Wilson requires special mention. Mark’s fortitude in seeing complex cases through to the end is the epitome of those qualities in the legal profession that every young lawyer should aspire to."
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2021
  • Recommended lawyer for 'Construction (United Arab Emirates)'
    "Mark Wilson is a very competent and knowledgeable construction lawyer who knows how to strategically manage disputes."
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
    “Kennedys’ construction practice led by Mark Wilson offers solid no-frills commercially-focused legal advice.
    “Mark Wilson is a very competent and knowledgeable construction lawyer who knows how to strategically manage disputes” (2020).
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • A Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation (Dubai)'
    “Mark Wilson handles arbitrations concerning defective designs and terminations and other construction issues, representing contractors and employers.”
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
  • “Construction and infrastructure disputes expert Mark Wilson is ‘technically competent and responsive’”
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2017
  • A Recommended Lawyer for ‘Dispute resolution (Dubai)’
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2016
  • A Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute resolution (Dubai)'
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2015
  • “Kennedys is ‘at the forefront of construction law and international arbitration best practice’, and is particularly recommended for insurance matters. The firm fields partners in Dubai: Mark Wilson, who is ‘technically very good with an assertive approach when required’ ..."
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2014

Work highlights

  • Chek Lap Kok Airfield tunnels (litigation)
  • Tsing Ma Bridge (adjudication)
  • ADB headquarters building, Manila, PRP (ICC arbitration)
  • Chek Lap Kok main passenger terminal building (project advice/mediation)
  • Parkview Development (domestic arbitration)
  • “The Balder” FPU (insurance dispute)

Publications

  • Global Claims at the Crossroads (1995) 11 Const. L.J. 15
  • Hong Kong’s New Airport and the Resolution of Disputes (1995) 25 HKLJ 363
  • (Listed in) Who’s Who of the Law (Hong Kong) 1998 – 2000, 2004

 

Market recognition
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017