Dr. Michael Pryles AO PBM is a distinguished international arbitrator with a well-earned reputation for his extensive experience resolving complex disputes in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. As a highly regarded arbitrator, he has presided over more than 400 cases worldwide, covering a wide range of subject matters, including investment, construction, energy, insurance, distribution, commercial, technology transfer, and joint venture disputes, involving claims up to USD 18 billion. His experience includes both ad hoc and institutional, commercial arbitrations under various rules, such as the UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC, SCC, JCAA, KLRCA and Swiss rules, as well as investor-state arbitrations under the ICSID rules, the ICSID Additional Facility Rules, and the UNCITRAL Rules.
Dr. Pryles has published extensively on various arbitration-related topics and is regularly recognised as a leading practitioner in the field. Chambers Asia-Pacific has consistently ranked him as one of the “star individuals” most in demand in Asia-Pacific. Previously, he was a partner in a major Australian law firm and held a named chair in Australia’s most prominent law school. He also holds numerous international appointments, and he is included on the panels of arbitrators of several prestigious institutions around the world, such as the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (Washington), the London Court of International Arbitration, and the World Intellectual Property Organisation panel of mediators and arbitrators.
Dr. Pryles is a fellow of several leading arbitral institutions, including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia, the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand, and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a Chartered Arbitrator (UK) and a Grade 1 Arbitrator in Australia. In addition, he is admitted to practice law in Australia and Singapore.