Marc J. Goldstein

Position:  Partner.  Marc J. Goldstein Litigation and Arbitration Chambers
Education:  University of Pennsylvania (BA, Magnum cum laude -1976); University of Virginia Law School (JD-1980, Virginia Law Review)
ADR Experience: Marc devotes a substantial portion of his practice to service as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes. His recent cases have involved investment banking, international commercial banking, currency and options trading, securities, engineering, international commercial contracts, and mergers and acquisitions. Service as an advocate in international arbitrations remains an important part of Marc's practice, as it has been for the last ten years. A history of Marc's career in international arbitration and a list of his important cases as counsel will soon appear on this site.
Arbitration Achievments: Mr. Goldstein began his career in international arbitration as did many other American litigators of his generation: representing clients before the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in the Hague, in cases involving State expropriation of, or interference with, the investments of U.S. companies following the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. Since that time he has acted as counsel in numerous international commercial arbitrations. A representative listing of Mr. Goldstein's international arbitration cases as an advocate follows:1. Canadian distribution company (client) v. U.S. selling shareholder, ICDR arbitration re financial aspects of transaction. (2007) 2. U.S. steel processor (client) v. U.S. steel importer, ICDR arbitration over importation and resale of defective product from Chile (2006-2007). 3. U.S. telecoms company (client) v. Danish telecoms company, ICC arbitration over interconnection issues. (2006) 4. U.S. manufacturing company (client) v. Danish machinery producer, Danish Arbitration Institute arbitration over equipment malfunction losses (2003-04) 5. Swiss Entertainment Company (client) v. Chinese state-owned entertainment company, Singapore Arbitration Centre arbitration over accounting for joint venture proceeds, related Award enforcement proceedings in U.S. and Canadian courts. (2000 to 2005). 6. U.S. luxury goods distributor (client) v. Swiss luxury goods manufacturer, ICC arbitration over distribution rights, related interim measures litigation in U.S. courts. (2001-2003). 7. Israeli medical technology company (client) v. French product distributor, ICC arbitration over distribution agreement termination. (2002-2003). 8. Argentine telecoms company (client) v. Dominican Republic telecoms company, ICDR arbitration over cable television investment, related interim measures litigation in U.S. courts (2001). 9. Colombian banking investors (client) v. Colombian banking institution, U.S. court proceedings over arbitrability issues. 10. U.S. pharmaceutical company (client) v. Central European State, ICC arbitration over expropriation of investments. (1999-2001). 11. U.S. apparel retailer (client) v. Italian fashion designer, ICC arbitration over distribution agreement termination (1991-1993). 12. U.S. real estate investor (client) v. Government of Iran, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal arbitration over expropriation of investment (1984-1987).
General Experience: Mr. Goldstein began his career as a commercial litigator in federal and New York State courts. Arbitration has overtaken litigation in his practice only in the past five years. Mr. Goldstein has continued to handle and try complex cases in the courts throughout his career. His transition to solo practice has not altered the balance between his work as an arbitrator and his work as trial lawyer in complex litigations and arbitrations. His 2007 docket has included cases in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the District of New Jersey, as well as several cases as an advocate before international arbitral tribunals. Where appropriate to serve a client on a large litigation, Mr. Goldstein will affiliate on a co-counsel basis with major law firms in New York or elsewhere, to provide clients with the benefit of his judgment, skill, and experience, together with the human resources and large-litigation infrastructure available in large law firms.
Miscellaneous: Marc is on the international arbitrator panels of the American Arbitration Association, the U.S. National Committee of the ICC, and the World Intellectual Property Organization. During his years in large firm practice, he was consistently recognized by the Chambers Global Guide and Euromoney Guide as one of the leading U.S. international arbitration lawyers. He was admitted in 1993 as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and won the Chartered Institute's President's Prize for achievement on its fellowship examination in that year. He is a member of the International Arbitration Committee of the AAA, the London International Arbitration Club, and numerous other arbitration community organizations.
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