Michael Pryles

Michael is currently in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Court of Arbitration and was the Chairman of the SIAC. He is also the President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (an association of 24 arbitration centres and organisations in Asia and Australasia). Other titles that he has held or continues to hold include President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Court member, London Court of International Arbitration; co-editor, Asian International Arbitration Journal, Commissioner with the United Nations Compensation Commission, partner of a major commercial law firm (acting for some of the world’s largest energy companies), Bournes Higgins Professor of Law at Monash University, Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission and co-editor of the Journal of International Arbitration.
Michael Pryles has extensive international practice as an arbitrator. He has heard over 250 arbitrations in London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Vienna, Stockholm, the Hague, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, Vancouver, Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, New Delhi, Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok, Singapore, Vientiane, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne. The cases he has heard include investor-state disputes (BITs and NAFTA) and general commercial, joint-venture, shareholder, energy, technology and construction disputes with amounts claimed up to US$6 billion. These comprised both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations under the Rules of the ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, SCC, Swiss Rules, ICSID, UNCITRAL, CIETAC and ICDR.
Michael is one of the three persons nominated by the Australian Government for inclusion on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators. He is also included in the panels of most leading arbitration organisations.
Michael is a Chartered Arbitrator (UK), a Grade 1 Arbitrator (Australia) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia, the Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of New Zealand and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.