Marc Krestin is a senior associate in Allen & Overy’s international arbitration practice. He joined Allen & Overy in 2019 after having worked for over 10 years for two other international law firms in the Netherlands and France. Marc specialises in international arbitration and corporate and commercial litigation.
His international arbitration experience includes acting as counsel in arbitrations under the ICC, UNCITRAL and the Dutch Arbitration Institute (NAI) rules, with a focus on investor–state, energy and post-M&A disputes. He has acted in a large NAI arbitration regarding a post-M&A dispute between two multinational banks. He has also acted in a UNCITRAL arbitration for a large energy company with respect to a project in Russia, has advised a large energy company with respect to a series of international arbitrations and court proceedings over a project in a CIS state, and has assisted a global pension fund in a joint venture dispute with respect to energy and infrastructure projects in India, Mexico and Brazil. He regularly advises private investors and state entities on investment protection and international investment arbitration, including under the Energy Charter Treaty. He isalso frequently involved in arbitration-associated court litigation, such as the enforcement of arbitral awards, the setting-aside of arbitral awards and interim measures in support of arbitral proceedings. Marc is a member of ICC YAF, LCIA YIAG, Young ICCA, NAI and the Arbitration Commission of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats. Marc also co-chairs the Investment Arbitration Committee of the Dutch Arbitration Association. He regularly speaks and publishes on topics of international arbitration.
Marc studied at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the École Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales and the University of Vienna, and obtained master’s degrees in both (international) law and economics. He is currently following a postgraduate LLM programme in international arbitration at Queen Mary University London.