Efstathios Michael > Slaughter and May > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Slaughter and May

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Global Investigations
Infrastructure and Energy


Efstathios is a partner with a broad-ranging international commercial litigation (including class actions), insurance and arbitration practice. He has particular expertise in a number of areas including:

On complex multi-party disputes, shareholder disputes and mass claims which often involving multiple jurisdictions. He works closely with clients and co-counsel in a range of jurisdictions, on collective proceedings and class action claims.

On a wide range of insurance cases for policyholder clients, insurers/reinsurers and brokers, including complex cases in relation to policy coverage and interpretation, aggregation, non-disclosure and misrepresentation, and brokers’ liability issues.

Efstathios is a significant and leading member of our Arbitration Group, with particular expertise in complex, high value energy sector disputes and he has conducted arbitrations under the rules of all the major arbitral institutions, including ICC, LCIA and SIAC.


Trained at Slaughter and May; qualified in 1995; partner at Slaughter and May in 2002.


Bancroft’s School, Woodford Green; Worcester College, Oxford (1992 MA Law).


Football, music, family.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Slaughter and May‘s ‘absolutely stellar practice‘ acts in major disputes for clients from the energy, infrastructure, healthcare and pharmaceuticals sectors (among others). The international arbitration group is co-led by James Stacey, who is well known for challenging commercial disputes, and ‘visionary arbitration partnerDamian Taylor. The team additionally fields energy disputes specialist Efstathios Michael and Jonathan Clark, who acts under the rules of major arbitral institutions. Peter Wickham and Megan Sandler were elevated to the partnership in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

London > Insurance > Insurance and reinsurance litigation

(Hall of Fame)

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Efstathios Michael at Slaughter and May approaches ‘reinsurance disputes with excellent commercial judgement and an incisive legal mind’. He continues to be highly sought after for policy coverage and interpretation, aggregation, non-disclosure and misrepresentation, and business interruption insurance. Damian Taylor, financial institutions specialist Ewan Brown and associate Nupur Upadhyay are also recommended.