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Mr. Meyer is a leading international lawyer with a widely recognized
expertise in international joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions,
privatizations, and international arbitrations for major U.S., European and
Israeli corporations engaged in manufacturing, energy, tourism,
transportation, telecommunications, real estate development and
capital-raising activities in Southeast Europe and the United States,
coupled with similar extensive experience in Western Europe and Israel.
He is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Center
for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an autonomous
international institution that is part of the World Bank and established
under the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States
and Nationals of Other States, to which there are currently 157 signatory
nations. He is also a member of the Panel of International Arbitrators of
the International Centre for Dispute Resolution SM (ICDR), the international
division of the American Arbitration Association, as well as the panel of
the Romanian Court of International Commercial Arbitration in Bucharest and
the panel of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.
Mr. Meyer is an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of
Law in New York City where he teaches “Transactions in Emerging Markets”. In
2009, St. John’s bestowed its annual Dean’s Teaching Award upon Mr. Meyer
for his outstanding qualities as a teacher.
Mark Meyer has been a special advisor for legal and economic matters to six
European heads of state including the Presidents of Romania, the Republic of
Moldova and the Republic of Montenegro. In 2004, the President of Romania
decorated Mr. Meyer with Romania’s National Order of Merit in the Rank of
Commander. In 2006, the President of the Republic of Moldova bestowed upon
Mr. Meyer the Republic of Moldova’s highest civilian decoration, the Medal
of Civic Merit. He was also appointed in 2012 as the Honorary Consul of the
Republic of Moldova for the State New York.
In 2007, St. John’s University School of Law conferred upon Mr. Meyer the
degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, describing him as “a pioneer
in promoting the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe since 1990.” In
2004, Mr. Meyer was named a Harvard Law School Traphagen Distinguished
Alumnus for his “great skill in the economic, legal and political
transformation of a developing region”. In 2011, Fairleigh Dickinson
University conferred the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris
causa, upon Mr. Meyer lauding him for: “embracing the promise of other
cultures, working tirelessly to promote the rule of law in a developing
region and building international relationships based on mutual
cooperation.” He is also the recipient of Fairleigh Dickinson University's
Pinnacle Award, its highest honor for distinguished alumni. Mr. Meyer has
been Chairman of the Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce, which is the
largest bilateral trade organization in the world devoted to Romania, since
1990. Mr. Meyer has received the Libertatea Award as one of the ten most
significant persons in the world to Romania. He is also Vice President of
the Congress of Romanian-Americans (the only non-Romanian-American officer
of the Congress), and the author of numerous articles in international
publications on a wide variety of legal issues. Mr. Meyer lectures widely
throughout the United States and Europe on legal aspects of doing business
in the region. He was once an Assistant District Attorney in New York
County, where he prosecuted offenders indicted for crimes such as rape,
robbery and attempted murder, and he taught as an Instructor of Law at
Boston University School of Law. He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson
University, St. John's University, and Harvard Law School.
Mark Meyer has been the Chair of the Foreign and Comparative Law
Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is a member of the City
Bar's Council on International Affairs. When Mr. Meyer was Chair of the
European Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar, he led the mission
which authored an influential report in 2006 on the violations of
international law in Moldova's separatist enclave of Transnistria which
became a United Nations document and formed the basis for a resolution of
the Government of Moldova adopting a plan of action to utilize the rule of
law to resolve the Transnistrian crisis. In 2009, Mark Meyer was named
Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Public
International Law which concerns the structure and conduct of sovereign
states, intergovernmental organizations and multinational corporations. Mr.
Meyer is also a member of the Advisory Council of the New York International
Law Review, a publication of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Meyer
is an elected Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is also an
elected member of the Atlantic Council.
The former President of Romania, H. E. Emil Constantinescu, appointed Mr.
Meyer in May 1999 as Co-Chairman of the Presidential Commission on the
Improvement of the Business Environment in Romania. The Commission, which
included representatives of the Government, Parliament, labor and the
business community, held public hearings throughout the country and
presented a comprehensive report to the President which contained numerous
recommendations that have since been enacted into law.
Mr. Meyer is a member of Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C., and Rubin
Meyer Doru & Trandafir, spca, and he is admitted to the
New York Bar and the Bucharest Bar. He holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest
legal ability rating of "AV" (Very High to Preeminent), has been
consistently ranked since 2006 as an international business "Super Lawyer"
in New York, and is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America,
Who's Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. Mr. Meyer
has been a member of the Metropolitan Club in New York since 1992 and is a
member of the Quogue Club in New York’s Hamptons.