International Arbitrator and Mediator
Dr. Michael Pryles is an internationally regarded arbitrator, with an extensive practice in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. Chambers Asia-Pacific has consistently rated him as one of the "star individuals" who are most in demand in the Asia-Pacific region.
Michael has sat as an arbitrator in over 400 cases worldwide. He has experience of both ad hoc and institutional commercial arbitrations under the UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC, SCC, JCAA, KLRCA and Swiss rules; investor-state arbitrations under the ICSID rules the ICSID Additional Facility Rules and the UNCITRAL Rules (BITs, NAFTA, CAFTA and state investor protection laws).
These arbitrations have involved investment, construction, energy, insurance, distribution, commercial, technology-transfer and joint venture disputes, with sums claimed up to USD 6.5 billion.
Michael has published extensively. Previously he was a partner in a major Australian law firm and before that he held a named chair in Australia's largest law school. He has also held numerous international appointments.
Michael has offices in Melbourne and Singapore and chambers in London.