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Thought Leaders - Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2020
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"Michael is experienced, has great instincts, gives an objective expert view"
"He is very helpful explaining complex matters simply to non-accountant clients"
"He is extremely clear minded and has an articulate expression of technical concepts"

Biography

With over 25 years of experience assisting clients resolve disputes, Michael leads PWC’s South East Asia consulting dispute advisory team, focusing on supporting clients with sensitive issues.

As an expert witness specialising in accounting and quantum matters, as well as an arbitrator, 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 and, as a member of RICS, is a qualified valuer. In addition, as a certified fraud examiner, he has conducted numerous investigations, including on behalf of law enforcement, and has testified on issues involving bribery, corruption and asset tracing. 

During his career, Michael has been involved in a wide variety of cases covering numerous industries. He has worked on commercial as well as bilateral investment treaty (BIT) claims. Michael has testified frequently so is familiar with the rules of the majority of the arbitration institutions as well as those 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 clients in responding to regulators in respect of alleged breaches, including those involving sanctions and anti money laundering.

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 or mediations.

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