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Michael Curtis KC

Call 1982 • KC 2008

"He is extremely clear, calm and persuasive when on his feet in court."
(Chambers UK 2016)

International Arbitration

Selected Cases

  • One of a team acting for the manufacturers in a KL arbitration concerning a collapse of a crane on an oil platform.
  • Member of LCIA arbitral tribunal in a dispute concerning a large industrial and residential development in SE Asia.
  • Acting for the contractor in an arbitration concerning a harbour bridge.
  • Acting for the developer in a 3-month $150m international arbitration concerning a hotel and condominium development in the Caribbean, which suffered hurricane damage during the course of construction. The arbitration settled in the second month of the hearing.
  • Acting for the Project Manager in a 2 month £30m multi-party arbitration concerning a commercial development in London. The arbitration settled in the first month of the hearing. City & General (Holborn) Limited v AYH PLC [2006] BLR 55 Jackson J – Acting for the defendants in an application concerning the court’s powers under the Arbitration Act 1996 s 18 to order two arbitrations to be heard together
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  • Ranner Arbitration Prize
  • MSc (Construction & Arbitration Law), Kings College London
  • MA in Law (Oxon)


  • ACIArb
  • PNBA
  • LCIA
  • SCL


“Michael is highly intelligent, and has an encyclopedic legal knowledge.”

Legal 500, 2022

“Very good with clients, and his explanations are clear and in plain language. He pays great attention to detail and knows his strategy, but is flexible in approach when necessary.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is an extremely capable technical lawyer, exceptional judgement and strong advocate.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is undoubtedly a go-to barrister for complex work and is fantastic with clients.”

Legal 500, 2021

“His written advice is a tour de force of the relevant law, covers all the angles and comes up with a practical solution.”

Legal 500, 2020

“Great at getting straight to the detail.”

Legal 500, 2020

“A highly regarded silk.”

Legal 500, 2020

“A very able advocate, who is brilliant in court.”

Legal 500, 2017

“Extremely capable and user-friendly, with a fantastic attention to detail.”

Legal 500, 2017


Legal 500, 2017

“He is extremely clear, calm and persuasive when on his feet in court.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“He is very measured and very sensible so you feel you are in safe hands”.

Chambers & Partners, 2016

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