Mr Michael Darowski > McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP
22 Bishopsgate
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Michael Darowski focuses his practice on international commercial and investment disputes resolved through arbitration. He handles cases under English and other governing laws, and under the rules of all of the main arbitral institutions. Michael has substantial experience of acting in national court proceedings in various jurisdictions relating to all aspects of the arbitration process.

Michael has particular skill in advising clients in the natural resources, oil and gas, energy, food & beverage, financial, transportation and telecoms sectors. He has arbitrated disputes all around the world, but has a wealth of experience of disputes from the CIS and Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Far East. Michael’s client base is fully international, ranging from multinational corporations and financial institutions to wealthy private individuals.

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Lawyer Rankings

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP has an emerging markets group that is ‘very professional and ready to offer tailored services and adapt to client needs‘. The lawyers are ‘supportive, technically flawless, and practical‘, according to one client. The multi-disciplinary practice handles capital markets, M&A, and finance transactions, and supports development projects in many sectors. Lead partner Ranajoy Basu is ‘available, approachable, responsible, and friendly, and he is able to guide negotiations in a very efficient and pleasant way.‘ He worked with Priya Taneja to assist United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) with setting up a $500m sharia-compliant fund. Litigators Andrew Savage  , who handles commercial and finance disputes and international arbitration, and Michael Darowski, who handles cross-border investment disputes, frequently handle contentious matters in emerging markets. Banking and finance partner Mark Fine and counsel Romilly Holland, who is ‘technically strong and a joy to deal with‘, are also highly recommended.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP‘s ‘exceptionally strong team of very experienced individuals‘ are consistently mandated for bilateral and multilateral investment treaty-related proceedings. Clients additionally benefit from the firm’s enviable global network. Andrew Savage focuses on high-level international commercial arbitration work, while Michael Darowski is ‘one of the best energy lawyers on the market‘. At counsel level, recently-promoted Romilly Holland maintains an active arbitration practice, and Kimberley Smith and Edward Perkins are the associates to note.