Michael Taylor | London | Hogan Lovells

Michael Taylor

Senior Associate Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment


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Taylor Michael

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

During his career, Michael has handled numerous arbitration proceedings, including under the ICC, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICDR 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.

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 global commodities trader in an LCIA arbitration against a Hong Kong entity in connection with alleged breaches of various agreements relating to the construction of a mining plant in Eastern Russia.

Representing a major global Japanese healthcare brand in an ICDR arbitration against a Canadian biotech company arising out of disputes relating to the development of a cutting-edge treatment for pattern baldness.

Representing a global financial development institution in a SIAC arbitration arising out of the sale and purchase of its shares in a Myanmar telecoms company

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

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

Representing a global Russian financial institution in a dispute with a major Middle Eastern bank regarding the purchase of a major Turkish bank.


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 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.


  • B.A., University of Oxford, Christ Church, 2012
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • London Solicitor Litigation Association (LSLA)