Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor


Email michael.taylor@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 5486

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

As part of the Hogan Lovells International Arbitration team, Michael Taylor has worked in both the London and Paris offices. Michael assists clients with complex, high-value disputes across multiple jurisdictions, including Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Russia and CIS. He has experience of disputes across a wide range of industry sectors including energy, consumer, life sciences and financial services industry sectors.

During his career, Michael has handled numerous arbitration proceedings under the ICC, LCIA, ICSID, LMAA and SCC sets of arbitral rules. This has included arbitrations seated not only in London but in several other jurisdictions too and relating to contracts governed by laws other than English law, including Brazilian, French and New York law.

Michael has also been involved in advising clients on national court proceedings in relation to the arbitration process – including applications for injunctions, and the enforcement of awards – in several jurisdictions including England and the British Virgin Islands.

He speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese and is a dual citizen of the UK and Brazil.

Education and admissions


B.A., University of Oxford, Christ Church, 2012


Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)

London Solicitor Litigation Association (LSLA)

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Representative experience

Representing a major Russian bank in a series of LCIA Arbitrations against an Armenian mining group in relation to alleged breaches of various financial agreements.

Representing a Japanese pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration against a Singaporean drug manufacturer arising out of disputes relating to the development of an oncology drug.

Representing a major Chinese engineering company in ICC arbitration brought by a large Brazilian steel company.

Representing a Latin American state in relation to ICSID arbitration brought by a company in the coffee industry.

Representing a major French company in ICC arbitration brought by a Saudi Arabian entity relating to engineering projects in the Middle East.

Representing a major real estate group in multiple LCIA arbitrations arising out of the financing of a real estate project in New York.

Representing a Latin American state in a dispute with bondholders arising out of the proposed restructuring of its sovereign debt.

Advising a global engineering company in a potential dispute with an Angolan natural gas supplier regarding the construction of a Liquid Natural Gas plant in Angola.


Representing a high-net worth individual in LMAA arbitration in a dispute over alleged outstanding sums due under a Letter of Undertaking.

Representing a shipping group in an LMAA arbitration against a Singaporean shipping group in a dispute over the terms of hire of a vessel under a bareboat charter.

Representing a shipping group in multiple LMAA arbitrations against an offshore shipping group over the terms of hire of two vessel under multiple bareboat charters.

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