Michael represents and advises clients in the resolution of a variety of complex commercial disputes, principally in the Commercial division of the High Court, and has extensive experience and expertise in civil fraud and asset tracing with a cross border dimension; in corporate and regulatory investigations; and in financial services and securities disputes.
Michael also has significant experience acting for clients in international cross border litigation (particularly in fraud and asset tracing work), and has worked extensively with foreign counsel, including advising on the EU Insolvency Regulations, the EU Regulations governing jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters and the taking of evidence in foreign jurisdictions. Michael has worked on disputes in the UK, US, Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, Cyprus, BVI, Panama, Belize, India and Hong Kong and has also worked on litigation within a number of large scale insolvencies in Ireland and elsewhere.
Michael also has significant experience advising and representing clients in the state sector, semi-state sector and private sector on all aspects of corporate and regulatory investigations, and dealing with authorities and key state stakeholders in that context. Michael has expertise in managing large scale document reviews and discovery exercises, in investigations and in litigation. Michael frequently advises semi state bodies, statutory authorities and state owned financial institutions on access to information regimes with a focus on the impact on litigation and the interplay with discovery obligations.