Marc Goldstein dedicates his professional time to service as an independent arbitrator and mediator of complex international and domestic business disputes. State-owned companies in the energy sector have figured prominently in Marc’s arbitral caseload in recent years, alongside his work in the life sciences and infrastructure sectors, and in project finance and corporate governance. He established his own practice as a neutral and advocate in 2007. For more than two decades following graduation from the University of Virginia Law School he practiced with Proskauer Rose in New York, handling complex civil litigation and representing American and foreign clients in international arbitrations against sovereign States. A frequent lecturer and writer on international dispute resolution, Marc has authored the Arbitration Commentaries “blog” for the ADR community since 2009.

The peer-review based Chambers Global and Chambers USA Guides for 2023 place Marc among the top 25 US international arbitrators. This is the 9th year of Marc’s ranking in the prestigious and coveted Chambers listings. Who’s Who Legal 2023 in its latest recommendation reports peer comments that “Marc’s knowledge of New York law is incredible … He works well with other arbitrators … has an excellent reputation and is very experienced.”

Chambers Global 2022 reports these peer comments about Marc: “Marc is attentive to detail and creative with a case….He makes sure that he approaches every argument from every angle and that makes him very reliable.” “He is very smart, dedicated and hard-working.” “He’s an excellent arbitrator who sweats the details and is outstanding on procedural matters.”

Chambers in its 2021 Global and USA Guides, in which Marc had similar high ranking, included peer review comments such as:
“garners accolades for his broad and deep knowledge of the international arbitration process”; “top-flight – exceptional in the trenches and has cutting edge knowledge”; “a sound, creative and independent thinker”; “very thorough in his preparation”.

“Marc has tremendous expertise and energy. An excellent arbitrator. He has a strong interest in the technical aspects of arbitration and has excellent judgment on matters of substance.”
– Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2021

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