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Slaughter and May

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Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London

Efstathios Michael

Work 020 7600 1200
Slaughter and May

Work Department

Dispute resolution.


Partner with extensive experience in commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution; practice involves a broad spectrum of commercial, contractual and regulatory disputes; particular experience of London market and international insurance and reinsurance disputes, risk management, pensions litigation, regulatory investigations and disciplinary actions in the financial services area and mediation; also advised on a number of high-profile corporate restructuring and insolvency matters; acts for a broad range of clients in relation to numerous substantial and complex disputes, frequently with an international element.


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


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


Football, music, family.

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Slaughter and May is 'a class act - the Rolls-Royce service for commercial litigation'. Acting for FTSE 100 clients across all industry sectors, the practice attracts some of the most significant, complex and high-value cases in the market. Demonstrating the strength of the firm's practice, in what is reportedly one of the largest lawsuits in English legal history,  Richard Swallow and Efstathios Michael acted for BHP Group (BHP), an Anglo-Australian multinational mining, metals and petroleum company, and four non-UK-domiciled BHP entities, all of whom are defendants to claims that arose out of the collapse of the Fundão dam in Brazil. Sarah Lee heads the firm’s dispute resolution group while former practice head Deborah Finkler  has a broad practice but is particularly experienced in banking litigation and regulatory investigations as well as complex recovery and insolvency work.  Other highly regarded advisers in the team include Damian Taylor, Jonathan Clark, Richard Jeens and James Stacey, while Megan Sandler and Kimia Shedy are the senior associates to note. Camilla Sanger and Holly Ware were made partners in 2018.

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Slaughter and May's arbitration team 'is highly experienced and of uniformly high calibre, from partners to associates and trainees'. The team is best known for its assistance with particularly challenging arbitrations that threaten clients’ existence or positions in the market. Damian Taylor and James Stacey co-head the international arbitration group, and Efstathios Michael has conducted arbitrations under the rules of all the major arbitral institutions, including ICC, LCIA and SIAC. At senior associate level, Megan Sandler and Peter Wickham are experienced advisers.

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London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Efstathios Michael - Slaughter and May

Within: Insurance and reinsurance litigation

The 'highly skilled' team at Slaughter and May advises insurers and brokers on liability and coverage claims relating to D&O,  professional indemnity and business interruptions policies, and is regularly involved in multi-jurisdictional disputes. Practice head Efstathios Michael stands out for his 'impressive tactical ability' in a wide range of matters, regularly handling work for key client Marsh.

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