Marcus joined 7KBW in 2005. He specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration and is recognised by the directories as a leading junior.  Marcus won the “Junior of the Year” award for Shipping in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018.  He was also shortlisted for International Arbitration “Junior of the Year” in the 2019 Legal 500 UK awards, and for “Shipping Junior of the Year” at the Chambers Bar Awards 2016.

Recent notable cases include Enka Insaat vs Sanayi A.S. v. OOO Insurance Company Chubb [2020] 1 W.L.R. 4117 (S.C.) (arbitration agreements; described by The Lawyer as “a landmark judgment that is likely to become the leading authority in this area”), Generali Italia SpA v. Pelagic Fisheries Corp. [2020] 1 W.L.R. 4211 (conflict of laws);  Clearlake Shipping Pte Ltd v. Xiang Da Marine Pte Ltd [2020] 1 All E.R. (Comm) 61 (anti-suit injunctions); The Cultural Foundation v. Beazley Furlonge Ltd [2019] Lloyd’s Rep I.R. 12 (notification of insurance claims); Natwest Markets v. Stallion 8 Shipping Co. [2018] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 601 (vessel arrests); and PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC v. O.W. Bunker Malta (the “Res Cogitans”) [2016] A.C. 1034 (sale of goods; described by Lloyd’s List as “the most spectacular shipping legal imbroglio so far this century”).

Marcus’s practice covers all areas of commercial law, from general commercial disputes to specialist areas such as shipping, insurance, reinsurance, international arbitration and civil fraud. He has acted in a wide variety of cases of different types and sizes, both on his own and as a junior. Before being called to the Bar, Marcus practised as a solicitor with the City firm Lovells (now Hogan Lovells). He was involved in a broad range of general corporate and commercial disputes and also gained valuable experience of non-contentious work. As a result, he understands the requirements of solicitors and their clients particularly well.