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One Essex Court
I practise/work in
  • International Arbitration
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Title (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Dr)
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Michael Sullivan QC
Non-African Country
Non-African Country (Please Specify)
United Kingdom
Country of Birth
United Kingdom
If non-African, how do you promote Africans in international arbitration/ADR?
I have helped build Kenya's capacity to engage in international arbitration by ensuring that I work alongside young African lawyers who form part of the wider legal team representing the state rather than opting to work with a junior or other counsel in London.
Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Arbitrator
  • Counsel
Number of Cases as Counsel in international arbitration/ADR
Number of Cases as Sole Arbitrator in international arbitration
Number of Cases as Co-Arbitrator in international arbitration
Number of Cases as International Tribunal Chair
Areas of Speciality
  • Agency
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • International Investment Disputes
  • Investment law
  • Joint Venture
  • Public International Law
  • Regulatory
  • Sales & Purchases
  • Shipping & Commodities
  • Technologies
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
Other Speciality (Please Specify)
ICSID disputes
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
Barrister, QC
Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
Barrister [1983], KC [2008]
Michael Sullivan K.C. has a particular expertise in very substantial cases involving energy and natural resources, banking and finance, corruption, commercial fraud and asset tracing. He has a substantial practice in international commercial arbitration, covering a wide variety of rules as well as investment treaty arbitrations at ICSID. In addition to major international law firms, he provides advice directly to multinational corporations, state entities and overseas governments, often working directly with in-house lawyers in state attorney offices.
Legal Background
  • Common Law
  • European Law
  • International Law
Qualified in (specify jurisdiction(s))
Called to the Bar of England & Wales 1983
Queen's Counsel 2008
Called to appear in the High Court in Tanzania
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Energy Pricing
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Partnership
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Sale of Business
  • Sale of Goods
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
Other Agreement (Please specify)
Mining concessions
Energy & Natural Resources
Renewable Energy Projects
Infrastructure Projects
Banking & Finance

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