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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

Peers and clients say

"One of the best in the business"
"Michael is a prominent arbitrator who is very popular among Chinese clients as he has spent many years in China and is fluent in Chinese"
"He is a highly recommended and experienced practitioner"


Mr Moser serves as arbitrator in high-value, complex international disputes. His specialities include foreign investments, energy/oil and gas, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, major projects/construction, and investor-state disputes. He has served as arbitrator in more than 300 cases sited in Asia, Europe and North America under both ad hoc and institutional rules. He is an accredited arbitrator of the major international arbitration institutions worldwide. Resident in Asia for over 40 years, Mr Moser has special expertise in relation to disputes involving Asian sovereigns and commercial parties.

Mr Moser has served as Chairman of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Board Member of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and Court Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). He currently sits as a member of the Board of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) and the Governing Board of the International Council on Commercial Arbitration (ICCA).

Mr Moser has been honoured by the Austrian Government (Grosses Ehrenzeichen/Grand Insigne d’Honneur and Offizierskreuz/Croix d’Officier) and the Hong Kong Government (Justice of Peace) as well as Chambers for his contributions to arbitration in Asia.

He is the author or editor of many books and articles, including A Guide to the HKIAC Arbitration Rules (Oxford, 2017, with Chiann Bao) and The Asia Arbitration Handbook (Oxford, 2011) and is the former General Editor of the Journal of International Arbitration.

Mr Moser was educated at Harvard University (JD) and Columbia University (PhD with Distinction) and speaks English and Chinese. He is an Austrian national.

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