Dr. Michael Pryles AO PBM is an internationally regarded arbitrator, with extensive
experience 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-
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 AIAC 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 (oil, gas, coal, hydro,
nuclear), insurance, distribution, commercial, pharmaceutical, technology-transfer and
joint venture disputes, with sums claimed up to USD 18 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.