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Provided by Michael Ostrove

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Michael is the Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper's International Arbitration group. Also currently a Vice-President of the ICC’s International Court of Arbitration, Michael is 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 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 experience in corruption investigations.

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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Dispute Resolution - Africa-wide
1
Band 1

Michael Ostrove has a flourishing practice representing high-profile mining and telecoms clients in investment treaty disputes in Africa. He has notable experience handling commercial cases and those relating to allegations of corruption, as well as annulment proceedings. Based in Paris, he serves as global co-chair of DLA Piper's international arbitration practice.
"He is smart, considerate, thoughtful, and has African expertise." "Michael has a proper Africa practice and is really outstanding."


International Arbitration - France
2
Band 2

Michael Ostrove is adept at handling investor-state arbitrations, where he often acts for European and African sovereign states. One source lauds: "I really rate Michael Ostrove, he is courteous, constructive and very able."


Arbitration (International) - Europe-wide
4
Band 4

Michael Ostrove earns praise from market commentators for his success in growing the European arbitration practice at DLA Piper. He is best known for his handling of investor-state cases on behalf of European states or private individuals.


Arbitration (International) - Global Market Leaders
5
Band 5

Sources say global co-chair of DLA Piper's international arbitration practice Michael Ostrove is "excellent on strategy, detail-oriented and provides clear, timely advice on litigation and related risks." Ostrove's extensive knowledge on arbitrations administered by the ICC, the LCIA and ICSID across Europe and Africa is particularly important for clients.


International Arbitration - France
F
Foreign expert in Africa-wide

Michael Ostrove is adept at handling investor-state arbitrations, where he often acts for European and African sovereign states. One source lauds: "I really rate Michael Ostrove, he is courteous, constructive and very able."

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