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Michael Ostrove

Paris, France Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Arbitration (International) , International Arbitration , Dispute Resolution
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Arbitration (International) - Europe-wide

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Michael Ostrove frequently handles investment treaty cases on behalf of both sovereign states and investors. He is particularly active in matters involving Africa. A client enthuses: "He has a very good way of managing the team. He trusts the members of the team and appropriately delegates work," adding that "it is clear that his hand is firmly on the case" and "he is very firm with his advice, but he is not pushing his own agenda."
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International Arbitration - France

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Michael Ostrove is adept at handling investor-state arbitrations, where he often acts for European and African sovereign states. "He has a wealth of experience, he is extremely calm and considered in his approach, he thinks very carefully and very thoroughly," says one impressed client, going on to add: "He is a mine of information on international arbitration. He is also a very diplomatic and modest person."
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Dispute Resolution - Africa-wide

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Michael Ostrove is best recognised for his representation of investors and sovereign states in investment treaty arbitrations. He has notable experience handling commercial cases and those relating to alleged corruption, as well as annulment proceedings. Based in Paris, he serves as global co-chair of the international arbitration practice.
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Arbitration (International) - Global Market Leaders

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Michael Ostrove has a broad practice spanning Europe and Africa advising clients on investor-state disputes as well as international commercial arbitration. A client remarks that "he knows the brief inside out and he's so constructive in the reviews that he takes," going on to say: "It's clear that his hand is firmly on the case."
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International Arbitration - France

Foreign Expertise in Africa-wide

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Michael Ostrove is adept at handling investor-state arbitrations, where he often acts for European and African sovereign states. "He has a wealth of experience, he is extremely calm and considered in his approach, he thinks very carefully and very thoroughly," says one impressed client, going on to add: "He is a mine of information on international arbitration. He is also a very diplomatic and modest person."
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Michael is the Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper's International Arbitration group. A member of both the Paris and New York bars, he has over 25 years' experience handling international commercial arbitrations, investment arbitrations and other public international law disputes, as well as domestic litigation, primarily related to enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards.

Michael has advised on a wide range of arbitration matters – including English and French language cases administered by the ICC, ICSID, the LCIA, and the PCA, as well as ad hoc arbitrations pursuant to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the OHADA Uniform Arbitration Act. He also has extensive experience in corruption investigations, advising both multinational corporations and state authorities.

Michael has handled numerous investment treaty disputes both for and against sovereign states. His investment cases and commercial disputes have involved a variety sectors, including mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, telecoms and distribution.

Michael teaches international arbitration in an advanced degree program at the Université de Paris II, and he is one of the editors of Choice of Venue in International Arbitration (OUP, 2014). He speaks and publishes frequently on international investment law, and he is regularly named as a leading practitioner by the specialized press.

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