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Fieldfisher expands European disputes offering through hire of Marc Krestin




European law firm Fieldfisher has appointed Marc Krestin as a partner in its Amsterdam office, strengthening the firm’s litigation and international arbitration offering in Europe. Marc starts on 1 February 2024.

Marc has more than 16 years of experience in dispute resolution, gained at major international law firms in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Paris.

His experience includes acting as counsel in international commercial and investor-state arbitrations under various institutional rules and in ad hoc proceedings as well as in corporate and commercial litigations before Dutch courts, with a focus on energy, infrastructure, financial services, and post-M&A disputes. Marc has also represented both claimants and corporate defendants in class action proceedings in relation to environmental damage, product liability and competition law infringements. Furthermore, Marc sits as an arbitrator and regularly advises clients on matters of public international law, ESG, business and human rights and third-party funding.

Marc has published extensively in the field of international arbitration, has held numerous speaking engagements all over Europe and has guest-lectured on topics of international arbitration and advocacy at the University of Amsterdam, the Paris Bar School, and the Panthéon-Assas University Paris II. He is a member of the Investment Arbitration Committee of the Dutch Arbitration Association, the International Arbitration and Litigation Commissions of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats and the ESG Subcommittee of the IBA Arbitration Committee.

He holds Master degrees in International Law and Economics from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and an LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary University of London. He is fluent in Dutch, German, English and French and is admitted to the Amsterdam Bar and the Paris Bar (under Directive 98/5/EC).

His joining follows a series of partner appointments in the firm's European disputes offering, which saw the hire Pedro Claros in Madrid earlier this year, Chris Keane in Manchester, Dr. Alice Meissner in Vienna, Ania Farren and Priyanka Kapoor in London in 2023 and Philipp Duncker in Munich in 2022. Marc's addition brings Fieldfisher's European disputes offering to more than 450 lawyers.

Commenting on Marc’s appointment, Colin Gibson, Head of Dispute Resolution at Fieldfisher said:

"We're excited about the significant strides we're making on our ambitious plan to strengthen disputes capabilities across key hubs in Europe, and Amsterdam is integral to the Fieldfisher disputes network. It's great to have Marc's litigation and international arbitration expertise in that region as we build our global disputes offering in response to client demand and market opportunity."

Marcel Willems, Partner Dispute Resolution, Fieldfisher Netherlands, added: 

“Dispute resolution is one of the main areas of expertise within the Amsterdam office of Fieldfisher. We are thrilled that Marc joins us thus enabling us to focus on arbitration as a special branch of the dispute resolution tree. Marc brings great arbitration expertise as well as an extensive network.

"As Marc was already well known to several of our other offices, there is not a shred of doubt that Fieldfisher's international arbitration practice will also greatly benefit from this expansion of the Amsterdam dispute resolution and arbitration practice”

“I am very excited to pursue my career at Fieldfisher, says Marc Krestin. Fieldfisher is a top tier international law firm with an excellent reputation in dispute resolution. I strongly identify with the firm’s core values: ‘People First’, ‘Embracing ESG’ and ‘Collaboration’ and believe in its innovative, technology-driven and sector-focused approach. Everyone at Fieldfisher I have met so far has been extremely nice and welcoming and I am looking forward to working with colleagues across the network and to contributing to the firm’s continued success.” 

Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution