Markus Esly > Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP
1 New Fetter Lane

Work Department

Energy Litigation, International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution




Markus Esly is a dispute resolution lawyer who focuses his practice on international arbitration. He has experience arbitrating matters under the major international rules, including ICC and LCIA. Outside of arbitration proceedings, Markus represents clients in adjudications, mediations, and proceedings before all levels of the English courts. He also advises clients in connection with public international law matters, particularly bilateral investment treaty (BIT) disputes and ICSID arbitrations. Markus regularly appears as advocate before international arbitral tribunals and in the English courts.


Markus has considerable experience in resolving complex, high-value disputes relating to energy (including oil and gas/renewables), construction, and infrastructure projects, acting for EPC contractors, energy companies, and other employers. Markus also represents clients in the hotels and hospitality industry, including in disputes under management and franchising agreements. Clients also turn to Markus to handle contentious IT matters, shareholder disputes, corporate warranty claims, patent licensing disputes, and disputes in the aviation, rail, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and insurance industries. He also acts in complex commercial disputes in other industries. Markus works on projects located in an exceptionally broad range of jurisdictions across the world.


French, German


Law Society of England and Wales, Society for Construction Law


Law Degree, Magdalene College University of Cambridge, 1998, First Class Honours; Norah Dias Prize for Law; Bundy Scholarship

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

The London-based international arbitration team of US-headquartered Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP combines longstanding international arbitration experience with energy and construction sector expertise; and the team regularly acts in arbitrations pursuant to the ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules, as well as in ad hoc proceedings. International arbitration head Melanie Willems is ‘a superb team leader‘, while Markus Esly is an energy, projects, construction and infrastructure disputes expert. Counsel Robert Blackett focuses on international arbitration, and William Cecil is litigation head.

London > Real estate > Construction: contentious

Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP has a strong reputation acting for contractor and employer clients in international arbitration matters, specifically in relation to engineering and infrastructure disputes. Melanie Willems, who has extensive experience in contractual disputes arising from energy, projects and engineering matters, leads the team alongside William Cecil. Markus Esly acts on complex commercial disputes, advising clients in the hotels and hospitality industry, whilst Robert Blackett focuses on international arbitration in the oil and gas, energy, engineering sectors.