Christopher Newmark

Chambers Mediator

… hugely developed insight into the dynamics of a dispute” – Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession

Languages: English

Chris Newmark is a highly experienced mediator who conducts his mediation practice through CEDR Chambers, CEDR’s lead UK practice group of mediators. His mediations have covered a very broad range of commercial disputes and, in addition to mediating in the UK, Chris has been retained to conduct mediations in the US and Canada. Chris is a member of the CEDR Mediator Training Faculty and a practising arbitrator.

Chris is recommended as a leading mediator by both Chambers and The Legal 500. Chambers described Chris as “a popular commercial mediator. He is someone with an excellent grasp of the technical and personal issues in a dispute, and a talent for peace-making”. Legal 500 described Chris as “dynamic and approachable” and says that he is praised for his “patience and determination” and willingness to “stay with parties to the very end”. He is Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.

Professional Background

A founding partner in the law firm Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP, Chris is also a former partner in the Dispute Resolution Department of Baker & McKenzie’s London office where he was the Chair of the firm’s European Dispute Resolution Group.


  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • ICT
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Partnership & Shareholder
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Public Sector
  • Sale of Goods & Services
  • Sport
  • Trusts, Wills & Probate
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