Irvine Marr joined Clyde & Co in 1997. He is a Partner who specialises in resolving commercial disputes across various international forums with particular expertise in relation to London Arbitration and International Arbitration.

Irvine has experience of arbitration in various forums including, ICC, LMAA, SIAC, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA and LCIA. He has litigation experience in courts in many different jurisdictions round the world, including England, New York, Egypt, Dubai and India.

Irvine has built up an extensive and impressive client base including traders, various P&I Clubs, state owned charterers and first class shipowners.

Year on year Irvine is recognised in the various legal directories where he has been described as:

  • "….being available, quick to respond and aggressive in litigation matters…"
  • "… one of the notable individuals at Clyde & Co…"

"Irvine is praised for the depth of his international practice. In the words of one client, he is "a very effective tactician and commercially very astute.'"Chambers Global 2014

"Irvine, who heads the five- partner team, gives ‘clear and concise advice, which offers practical solutions going forward." Legal 500 2014

"Five-partner shipping department led by Irvine Marr and is ‘highly responsive, practical and commercial’." Legal 500 2015

Legal 500 2015 ranks Irvine as a "Band 1" leading individual; one of only three persons so ranked.

His status and performance in the market was recognised in the Legal Business magazine, where he was singled out as one of the "UK's 50 finest" litigators and again in a later edition of the same magazine as one of the "five big hitters in arbitration in London."

He was instructed by charterers and their cargo owners concerned with the "PRESTIGE" tanker oil spill, which is recognition of his positioning the "commodities" market.

Irvine has had a number of notable cases reported in the English High Court and Court of Appeal Law Reports. Irvine is a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA).