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Practice Summary

Michael has a broad practice covering all areas of Chambers’ work, including commercial litigation, arbitration and advisory work. He brings particular expertise to international arbitration (including investor-state arbitration) and arbitration-related court proceedings from having worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (London).

Prior to coming to the Bar, Michael was a Senior Associate in the International Arbitration Group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in London.  He was previously a Disputes/Litigation Associate in the Dubai and Toronto offices of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.

As a pupil, Michael was involved in some of the leading cases of 2020, including Municipio De Mariana & Ors v BHP Group, Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait v Man Group PLC & Ors, and Travelport Limited & Ors v WEX Inc. His current matters include:

  • acting for Castle Water (with Neil Kitchener QC, Michael Clark, and Andrew Lodder) in its High Court litigation with Thames Water Utilities arising out of the sale by TWUL of its non-household retail division of water and sewerage services
  • acting for a subcontractor in an international arbitration relating to the construction of a luxury hotel in the Middle East

Michael is currently serving as co-Convenor (EMEA) of the Remote Advocacy Program, an advanced oral advocacy course in international arbitration. He is also a member of the Rising Arbitrators Initiative. Michael has been listed as a Future Leader in International Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal since 2018, with referees most recently describing him as a “sharp, practical and all-round wonderful lawyer” with an “uncanny ability to understand quantum claims.”