Bill Marsh (www.billmarsh.co.uk) is one of Europe's most experienced commercial mediators. Involved full-time in mediation since 1991, and independently rated by Chambers Directory as “…one of the greats…”, he has successfully mediated a wide cross-section of commercial disputes. International recognition has led to Bill being featured in every edition of the international Who's Who Legal list of most highly regarded mediation individuals, including Mediator of the Year in 2014-15 and 2019-20, and featuring every year as a "Global Elite Thought Leader" .
Bill is a full-time commercial mediator, based in London, England, and operating both in the UK and internationally. His mediation practice has included disputes and parties from numerous countries including UK, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Greece, Lebanon, Tunisia, Nigeria, Ghana, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bosnia, Serbia, and South Africa. Parties have included individuals, private companies and firms, public companies, public bodies/authorities, and national governments. His mediations cover a broad cross-section of commercial disputes, and range from relatively modest to multi-billion pound in value.
He is a founder member of Independent Mediators, Europe's leading private chambers of full-time commercial mediators - www.independentmediators.co.uk.
He has been at the forefront of commercial mediation in the UK since its inception.
Bill has also served as mediation adviser to the governments of Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Turkey, and to institutions such as the International Finance Corporation/World Bank Group, European Commission, and United Nations. He has chaired inter-governmental meetings on mediation involving more than 30 countries, and has represented the UK at the United Nations.
Bill also trains and presents widely on mediation and on wider conflict issues.
Bill also works on complex religious and political conflicts, and is a peace envoy for the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Bill was formerly a founding director of CEDR in London, for 11 years (1991-2002). Prior to that, he was a corporate lawyer in private practice in the UK and Paris.