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Michael Curtis QC

Call 1982 • QC 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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Qualifications


  • Ranner Arbitration Prize
  • MSc (Construction & Arbitration Law), Kings College London
  • MA in Law (Oxon)

Memberships


  • ACIArb
  • TECBAR
  • COMBAR
  • LCLBA
  • PNBA
  • LCIA
  • SCL

Recommendations


“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

“Excellent.”

Legal 500, 2017

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

Chambers UK 2016

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

Chambers UK 2016


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