MARK KANTOR RECENT APPOINTMENTS AND ARBITRATOR DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
Recent dispute resolution engagements include serving as chair in an intellectual property dispute related to fracking technology, as chair in a dispute over control of second arbitration, as co-arbitrator in dispute related to licensing agreement for blood testing products and technology, as co-arbitrator in a dispute over payments with respect to acquisition of coal company, as sole arbitrator in claim for compensation under political risk guarantee, as sole arbitrator in dispute over fertilizer products, as co-arbitrator in dispute over clothing manufacture contract, as sole arbitrator in a dispute over technology for a consumer electronics product, as chair in a dispute relating to Eurobonds, as party-appointed arbitrator in a DR-CAFTA investor-state arbitration related to an electricity concession in Dominican Republic, as party appointed arbitrator in a DR-CAFTA investor-state arbitration related to ownership and use of land in Costa Rica, as institutionally-appointed arbitrator in a claim for breach of contract under a telecommunications concession, as an institutionally-appointed arbitrator and as a party-appointed arbitrator in several hotel management disputes, as chair in a franchise dispute, as party-appointed arbitrator in a dispute over delivery of mobile telecommunications equipment, as institutionally-appointed arbitrator in a dispute involving a long-term semiconductor strategic alliance agreement, as institutionally-appointed arbitrator in a multi-billion dollar dispute between investors over a telecommunications joint venture, as an institutionally-appointed arbitrator and as a party-appointed arbitrator in several satellite-related disputes, as institutionally-appointed arbitrator in a dispute between sellers and buyer under an acquisition agreement, as institutionally-appointed arbitrator in a dispute over water rights for a cattle ranch, as institutionally-appointed arbitrator in an international construction contract dispute, as sole arbitrator in a dispute over switched voice services, as sole arbitrator in a dispute over estate landscaping services, as party-appointed arbitrator in a matter involving claims under a political risk insurance policy with respect to an Asian power project, as “billing expert” in a non-binding expert determination with respect to payments under a power supply agreement, as chairman in an arbitration over performance of an IT consulting contract to develop finance systems for a commercial bank, as institutionally-appointed arbitrator in a case involving claims by a broker-dealer that certain departing brokers had breached provisions of their employment agreements, as a party-appointed arbitrator in connection with disputes between two investors in a merchant power project involving issues of project financing, allocation of development costs and compliance with construction obligations, as sole arbitrator in a dispute over the resale of long-distance telecommunications services, as chairman in a dispute involving a calling card arrangement, as sole arbitrator in disputes involving credit card obligations, as a mediator in a dispute over ownership rights in an oil concession, as mediator in a securities dispute between a broker-dealer and a customer, as mediator in an employment dispute between a manager and a securities firm and as expert in ICANN determination of several objections to applications to operate generic top-level domain names.
Interested parties should not rely on this website as a complete or updated source of disclosure information about Mark Kantor. Mr. Kantor does not maintain a current or complete list of engagements, publications, memberships or associations, whether on this website or otherwise. Mr. Kantor is a member of or teaches at a number of organizations. He is or may become a member of a board of editors of other periodicals. Advertising, sponsorship or other support by such a periodical or its affiliates for conferences and similar events is a matter within the authority of the publishers of those periodicals, not the editors. Mr. Kantor is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association. He also attends numerous conferences and events related to inter alia mediation, judging, arbitration and litigation, business transactions, law and administrative, intellectual property, commercial, investment and finance law and participates on social networks such as Facebook and Linkedin. Mr. Kantor does not maintain records of fellow members, speakers, advertisers, sponsors, organizers, faculty, students, “friends”, authors, participants, committee members, employees or attendees of such organizations, periodicals or events, as that is not by itself a “known … relationship which might reasonably affect impartiality or independence in the eyes of any of the parties.” Canon II, Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes, American Bar Association (2004); General Standard 2, International Bar Association Guidelines for Conflicts of Interest in Commercial Arbitration (2004). Mr. Kantor requests any party in an arbitration for which he is proposed as an arbitrator to promptly disclose any facts or circumstances leading that party to question his impartiality or independence as soon as that information is reasonably available to the party and, for that purpose, to undertake a reasonable continuing search of publicly available information promptly after learning of his prospective appointment as arbitrator. He makes a statement substantially similar to this paragraph in disclosure statements for all arbitrations for which he is nominated as an arbitrator.