Mark Appel is an independent, international Arbitrator and Mediator at ArbDB Chambers, London. Mr. Appel is also a consultant and arbitration / mediation / negotiation skills trainer for governments, dispute resolution centres and corporations.
Mr. Appel has nearly 40 years of global arbitration and mediation experience, having served in both executive and senior executive positions at the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), leaving ICDR/AAA as Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa in December of 2015.
An experienced mediator, Mr. Appel is an Honorary Director of the International Mediation Institute (IMI). Since 2016, Mr. Appel has served as Chair of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force, working with state and investor representatives, experts, academics, the Energy Charter Secretariat, ICSID and UNCITRAL on investor-state dispute settlement reform and mediation.