Michael d’Arcy’s practice encompasses a broad range of commercial litigation and arbitration, other dispute resolution and advisory work. His scientific background equips him particularly well to deal with issues of a technical or complex nature. Michael has appeared in the Court of Appeal, High Court (including the Administrative and Technology & Construction Courts), Tax Tribunals and County Courts and has acted for or advised a variety of clients, including companies, individuals and public bodies, both as sole counsel and as part of a counsel team. Areas of interest and expertise include (but are not limited to) banking and finance (including financial derivative transactions, mis-selling and structured finance), joint ventures, shareholder disputes, regulatory matters, energy and technology.
Michael is recommended in Chambers & Partners 2021 in Commercial Dispute Resolution (Band 5) "He is creative in his arguments." "You go to him for very technical points; he's super bright and really gets into the detail of the law."
Michael is consistently recommended by the Legal 500 as a leading junior in both Commercial Litigation (Tier 3) and Banking & Finance (Tier 1) sectors.
Banking & Finance 2020 "Technically brilliant with fantastic attention to detail, he is also an extremely pleasant person to work with."
Commercial Litigation 2020 "An excellent junior - very hard working and well prepared, also very personable and friendly."
Banking & Finance 2019 "He provides forensic analysis, clear advice and excellent drafting."
Commercial Litigation 2019 "An extraordinarily talented barrister."
Banking & Finance 2018 ‘Has the kind of brain that can navigate complex financial instruments with ease',
Commercial Litigation 2018 "An excellent academic lawyer and a very clear communicator with unusually good client skills."
Banking & Finance 2017 “He has a very good brain and is extremely hardworking.”
Commercial Litigation 2017 “Frighteningly clever, really hardworking and genuinely a lovely person”.
Recent and current experience includes:
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