Marc co-founded Keidan Harrison LLP in May 2020. He is recognised by the leading legal directories as one of the UK’s top disputes lawyers. Chambers & Partners has described him as “a great strategist”, and The Legal 500 has said he is “a no-nonsense lawyer who gets results for his clients’ and has a ‘willingness to get stuck into difficult fights”.
Marc advises on high value company, commercial and financial litigation and international arbitration across a range of industry sectors, including for example financial and professional, IT/tech, commercial property, manufacturing, mining and commodities. His expertise includes commercial agency and joint venture disputes, civil fraud and asset tracing cases, as well as partnership/LLP, shareholder, director and company issues and disputes (including unfair prejudice petitions and derivative actions). He is experienced in bringing and defending claims for interim relief, including worldwide asset freezing injunctions.
Marc undertakes professional negligence actions, acting predominantly against investment managers, construction professionals, and law and accountancy firms. He also advises on substantial corporate insolvency (in relation to winding up petitions, cases involving officers of the company and third parties, including alleged claims of misfeasance or fraud) and personal contentious insolvency matters. Much of Marc’s work has an international dimension and he has undertaken extensive work with EU, US, CIS and, more recently, India and Africa dimensions, as well as cases connected to offshore centres.
Marc has a broad corporate/commercial disputes practice but is particularly well known for his work in the field of banking and financial disputes, where he advises professional counterparties, such as hedge funds and commercial bank customers, in high-stakes and cutting-edge litigation against financial institutions, sometimes involving allegations of fraud. Marc is experienced in acting in high value disputes in the funds sector, including acting in LLP disputes where he assists departing members with negotiation of their exit, avoiding the need for litigation. Marc’s international arbitration work includes substantial cases across a range of industry sectors, including mining and other commodities, as well as bringing and defending challenges to arbitration awards in the English Court (under ss68 and 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996).
Marc has experience of managing complex High Court trials and other substantial hearings in both litigation and international arbitration, as well as expertise in assisting clients to resolve disputes through mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
What the legal directories say
Marc has for many years been recognised by the Chambers and Partners Guide:
“Marc Keidan is excellent and really commercial.” (2021)
“great at strategic thinking and getting commercial results for his clients” (2020)
“very energetic, engaged and hands-on, and really client-focused” (2019)
“solutions-focused” and “a great strategist” (2018)
“a hugely energetic lawyer, a creative thinker and leaves no stone unturned” and “absolutely passionate and determined” (2017)
“simply on the ball the whole time” (2016)
Marc is also mentioned by The Legal 500 Guide (2019 ed) in the Commercial Litigation, Civil Fraud, International Arbitration, Partnership, Professional Negligence and Banking Litigation categories. For both Banking Litigation and Commercial Litigation, he is ranked as one of a small number of ‘Leading Individuals’ in the field based in London.
“a real team player”
“bright and wholly committed to getting the right result for the client”
“going the extra mile”
“particularly proactive approach”
“great instinct for what approach is most likely to succeed”
“a force of nature, who is irrepressibly energetic, absolutely determined to find the right strategic solution, and hugely client focussed”
“ever-sensitive to the client’s commercial – and cost – needs”.
Marc was listed in Thomson Reuters’ London ‘Super Lawyers’ for Commercial Litigation.