Michael Lee is an expereinced international commercial arbitrator . Before joining the English Bar he was a solicitor and a partner in a major international law firm, Norton Rose, where he managed the Paris office and the firm's international arbitration group. He has had over thirty years' experience practising commercial litigation in the English High Court and international arbitration, as well as co-ordinating and overseeing overseas litigation. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a CEDR accredited mediator.
Michael Lee has a wide ranging practice as an international arbitrator having served as a member of the tribunal in over 120 international arbitrations administered under the rules of various international arbitration institutions, including Singapore International Arbitration Centre ( SIAC) , Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC),the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA), as well as ad hoc arbitrations and those under UNCITRAL Rules. Arbitrations in which he has been appointed have included disputes in the fields of energy supply, oil and gas, agency, joint ventures, expropriation, and engineering, as well as finance and banking, involving a variety of national laws and jurisdictions.He is on the panel of international arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association (ICDR), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Beijing Arbitration Commission, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) and the Indian Council of Arbitration.
Michael Lee also has experience of mediation, having acted as mediator or co-mediator in several mediations. He has also acted as counsel or legal adviser in numerous arbitrations under institutional rules, including ICC, LCIA, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and trade association rules as well as ad hoc arbitrations in the general commercial, banking, insurance and commodities fields.
He was formerly the UK member on the ICC Court of International Arbitration, and is a member of the ICC Commission on International Arbitration.
Michael has written and edited various publications on international arbitration matters. He was co-editor of the IBA publication "Obtaining Evidence in Another Jurisdiction in Business Disputes" and has also spoken on arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution at various conferences and workshops including those organized by the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Paris Bar , the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the ICC.