Mark Kantor


Private Practice, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., University of Southern California; M.P.P., J.D., University of Michigan

B.A., with honors, University of Southern California; M.P.P, J.D., University of Michigan. Until his retirement January 1, 2000, Professor Kantor was a partner in the...

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B.A., with honors, University of Southern California; M.P.P, J.D., University of Michigan. Until his retirement January 1, 2000, Professor Kantor was a partner in the Global Project Finance Department of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, where his principal focus was in the area of international financings and investments. His practice combined Wall Street expertise with Washington experience.  He represented sponsors and financial institutions in complex project financings and other infrastructure projects and workouts and restructurings, and he had considerable involvement with the energy, power, telecommunications and financial services industries.  In addition, he has represented acquirers, sellers and financing parties in numerous acquisitions.  Professor Kantor is active as an arbitrator and mediator, particularly in connection with international disputes.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association and Editor-in-Chief of Transnational Dispute Management, the online journal.  His recent dispute resolution engagements include matters involving telecommunications, energy, mergers and acquisitions, the building industry, the securities industry, and infrastructure development.  Professor Kantor was the lead partner in Milbank's involvement in a number of prominent international project financings, including several "Deals of the Year" named by trade periodicals in the 1990s.  Among his engagements were the first project financing by U.S. Eximbank's Project Finance Division (Upper Mahiao), the first private power project in Indonesia (Paiton), the first private power project in the Gulf (Al Manah), the first limited recourse power project in Turkey (Trakya Elektrik), the first World Bank partial risk guarantee (Uch, in Pakistan), the first capital markets offering to finance an international water project and the first Inter-American Development Bank partial risk guarantee (both in the Salitre project, in Colombia).  He was a leader of Milbank's Asian Task Force and was extensively involved in the firm's Asian workouts and restructurings, including engagements in Indonesia and Pakistan.  Professor Kantor has written numerous journal and law review articles on a number of subjects, including international arbitration and finance.  He is the author of Valuation for Arbitration: Compensation Standards, Valuation Methods and Expert Evidence (Kluwer Law International 2008) and co-editor of Kantor, Nolan & Sauvant, Reports of Overseas Private Investment Corporation Determinations (Oxford University Press, forthcoming January 2011).