Michael Young QC

Michael Young QC
Office:
6 rue Lamennais
75008
City:
Paris
Country:
France

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Michael Young QC is a partner and Queen’s Counsel specialising in international arbitration. He is one of the leading practitioners globally, joining Quinn Emanuel from Allen & Overy (where he was global co-head of the arbitration practice). He is a first-class law graduate of both Cambridge and Oxford universities, and acts as a vice president of the ICC Court of Arbitration. He has advised and represented clients in countless arbitrations throughout the world, both ad hoc and under each of the major institutional rules. Although experienced across all industry and market sectors, he has a specific focus on energy, manufacturing and infrastructure disputes. Those disputes have arisen worldwide, but with a particular focus on Africa (both North and Sub Saharan), the United States, Asia and the Middle East. He is a leading advocate – regularly arguing cases before arbitral tribunals and experts – and has been on the executive committee of the Federation for International Arbitration Advocacy since its inception (for which he has taught advocacy classes around the world). Michael sits frequently as an arbitrator himself. He has also written and spoken widely on arbitration issues, as well as teaching at the Faculty of Law at Sciences Po in Paris and at the University of London LLM arbitration programme.

The leading directories have described him as an “outstanding” lawyer; having “the wit of a master, [who] knows ICC rules inside out, and never loses’; “a brilliant lawyer, demonstrating excellent leadership and strategic ability”; “he has perfect mastery of the rules of arbitration and procedure, as well as a spectacular ability to resolve cases”; “one of the country’s premier advocates”.

WWL says: Michael Young QC is a "very skilled counsel" who is well known for his "strong experience handling disputes in the oil and gas sector".

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