Michael Peer is “highly experienced in all aspects of international arbitration”, compliment sources who applaud his “great instincts” and “ability to clearly identify and tackle the key issues”.
With almost 25 years of experience assisting clients resolve disputes, Michael leads PWC’s South East Asia consulting dispute advisory team, focusing on supporting clients with dispute-related issues.
As both an arbitrator and expert witness, specialising in accounting and quantum, Michael is well positioned to assist clients in identifying factors relevant to their case. He originally trained as a chartered accountant, studied international arbitration law for his LLM and, as a member of RICS, is a qualified valuator. In addition, as a certified fraud examiner, he has conducted numerous investigations and testified on issues including bribery and corruption.
During his career, Michael has been involved in a wide variety of cases covering numerous industries. His has worked on bilateral investment treaty (BIT) claims, and claims involving the energy sector, such as pricing disputes. He has testified under the majority of the arbitration institutional rules (including ICC, ICISD, LCIA, SCC and UNCITRAL) as well as before many of the jurisdictional courts where he has worked. His wide experience includes cases involving the electricity, oil and gas, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, IT, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, construction, agriculture, infrastructure and travel sectors. He has assisted in removing sanctions that have been imposed upon clients.
Prior to moving to Singapore, Michael worked in Canada; the UK; across the English-speaking Caribbean, Mediterranean and English channels; and Central and Eastern Europe. His experience working in and across numerous cultures, coupled with his practical knowledge from developing educational trainings, have equipped him with a keen eye for identifying subtle culturally related issues and interpretations that may arise in negotiations, which investors may encounter.