Qualifications        B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology - Applied Physics) 1971
                              Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) Elected 1985, Member 1977
                              Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB) Elected 1985, Member 1977
                              Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) Elected 1987, Member 1984
                              LLB (Hons) Bachelor of Laws) 1993
                              Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (Dip I C Arb) (2003)
                              Barrister Called (Lincoln's Inn) 1997
 
Relevant Skills and Experience
 
Mark is a qualified quantity surveyor, lawyer, arbitrator, adjudicator, dispute board member and mediator. He has received frequent appointments as arbitrator and adjudicator in the UK and internationally, since 1987. He has been appointed in projects and disputes ranging in value from a few thousand to multi-millions of pounds/dollars, including concurrent arbitrations involving multiple parties. He has represented parties in numerous formal proceedings as advocate or as case manager, and has received a great number of appointments and made many appearances in court (both criminal and civil proceedings) and arbitration as expert witness, both party and court-appointed, since 1983. Including appointments for legal advice, he has acted in over 600 cases in the fields of construction, engineering, property and general commercial disputes.
 
He is panel-listed by the RICS, CIArb, RIBA, CEDR, AICA, NADR, Construction Plant-hire Association and Constructor's Legal Group, in the UK, and internationally:-
 
   As a dispute board member by:
  •    FIDIC, based in Geneva,
  •    the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), based in Paris,
  •    the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF), based in Seattle,
  •    the Dispute Board Foundation (DBF) based in Geneva,
  •    the RICS (on the Accredited Dispute Board Register), based in the UK.
            
   As an arbitrator/adjudicator/mediator by:
  •         the National Academy of Dispute Resolution (NADR) based in Texas,
  •         the National Mediation Association (NMA), based in Texas,
  •         the Indian Chambers of Commerce, based in Delhi,
  •         the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), based in Paris,
  •         the Centre for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), based in New York.
 
He is included as an approved adjudicator in the UK list of the Climate Change Adjudicators and is appointed to the panel of 12 adjudicators for disputes arising out of the London 2012 Olympic Project.
 
He has delivered over 850 papers and lectures at public and in-house conferences and on courses and seminars on the full spectrum of construction law subjects, both in the UK and internationally.
 
His practice has involved him with clients and projects around the world including Tanzania, Japan, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Romania, Gibraltar, Switzerland, Italy, Cyprus, Ireland, Oman, Malaysia, USA, St Lucia, Mustique and Grand Cayman, upon projects across a wide spectrum of engineering, construction and property activities including highways, pipelines, power generation, sewage and water treatment works, petrochemical and gas production plants, railways, domestic, commercial and public buildings, and semiconductor, manufacturing and waste treatment plants.
 
Language Skills          English – Mother tongue
                                    Italian - Proficient
                                    French - Conversational
                                    Spanish - Conversational
 
Education Details        8 GCE “O” Levels (1965), 2 GCE “A” Levels (1967)
                                    Degree in Applied Physics (B.Tech) (1971)
                                    Degree in Law (LLB(Hons)) (1993)    
 
Current Position          International arbitrator, dispute board member, adjudicator, trainer and contract lawyer in private                                       practice, based in London and Wales.
 
 
 
Institutional and other appointments
 
       Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
       National Appointments
       Chairman of the Board of Management – 2003-2007 and 2010/2011 (temporary)
       Member of the Board of Trustees - 2004-2007
       Elected Member of Council - 1997 – 2004
       Chairman of the Arbitration Committee – 2001 - 2004
       Member of the Executive Board – 2001 – 2004
       Chairman of the Membership Sub-committee – 1999 – 2002; Member 1997 – 1999
       Member of the International Committee – 1997 – 1999
       Member of the Arbitration Committee – 1998 – 2001
       Member of the Professional Practice Committee – 2009-present; Chair 2011- ongoing
       Branch Appointments
       Chairman of the Wales Branch – 1998 – 2000
       Branch Secretary – 1992 – 1998
       Member of the Wales Branch Committee – 1986 – 2002
 
       Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
       Branch Appointments (Wales Branch – Quantity Surveying Division)
       Member of the Wales Branch Committee – 1975 (IQS) – 1993
       Chairman – 1991/2; Hon. Secretary – 1983 – 1990
 
       Association of Independent Construction Adjudicators
       Director (founding) – 1996 – 2002/2005 - 2008
       Chairman – 2008 – present
 


Membership of other professional bodies
 
He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and its International Construction Committee and a sustaining member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF).
 
Mark Entwistle has been employed in the construction and engineering industry since 1973 and is a qualified quantity surveyor and lawyer. He has for many years been a practising international arbitrator, dispute board member, adjudicator and mediator. He joined James R Knowles in 1985 and opened the company's Cardiff office in 1987; managing that office until 1995 when he took on a wider role in business development, based in London. He was appointed Executive Director in 1990, a position which he resigned to move into private practice in May 2000. Mark has been appointed to advise upon contracts in a wide variety of domestic and international civil engineering, building, power, process and petrochemical schemes and other commercial and property matters. He is well-versed in a range of international and UK domestic contracts, including the suites of contracts published by FIDIC, JCT, ICE, I Chem E, and I Mech E. He is regularly appointed to write contracts, give legal opinions and in connection with disputes covering a considerable range of subjects, including legal interpretation, financial entitlements and claims, planning and programming and technical and quality issues. He has at various times acted as examiner and visiting lecturer for the RICS (Quantity Surveying Division), CIOB, AICA and CIArb and at various Universities. His present appointments include being a tutor and examiner on the Diploma in Arbitration course at the College of Estate Management at Reading University, adjudicator assessor for the RICS, and course Director/ examiner for the AICA and RICS adjudicator training courses. He is a judge at the annual Vis East Arbitration Moots in Hong Kong and Belgrade, and is a former member of the CIC Working Party on money-laundering and proceeds of crime in the UK.