Mr Michael Shane > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn
LONDON
WC1R 5AT
England

Position

Michael Shane is a highly-regarded international mediator and arbitrator. His career has included being a trial lawyer in private practice and a commercial lawyer in-house in the engineering, design, and construction industry. Since focusing on arbitration and mediation, Michael has been instructed on almost every conceivable sort of commercial dispute and over the years he has built a reputation based on this extensive experience and on his determination and ability to bring disputes to a resolution.

Michael specialises in complex international commercial disputes arising in a wide range of industry sectors and practices including:

  • construction and infrastructure
  • energy and utilities
  • banking
  • insurance
  • intellectual property and information technology
  • general commercial

He has been a full time mediator and arbitrator for 25 years, mediating in excess of 1,500 major disputes in the US, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Africa, and acting as arbitrator in over 150 cases involving complex commercial matters both in the US and internationally.

Career

He has taught basic and advanced mediator training courses for the American Arbitration Association; the Australian Commercial Disputes Centre, Sydney; and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. He has also lectured and written extensively on the subject of ADR.

He was a previously a trial lawyer in California and Hawaii before becoming Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Director of URS Corporation, San Francisco.

 

Memberships

He is a member of the HKIAC and is on the Hong Kong Government’s list of approved and qualified mediators. He is also an arbitrator on the LCIA database of neutrals and has been appointed to the KLRCA Panel as arbitrator and mediator.

Education

Juris Doctor, University of California, Berkeley School of Law; Master of Laws, University College London.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Mediators

(Mediators)Ranked: Tier 4

Michael ShaneAtkin Chambers

(Hall of Fame)Ranked: Tier 1

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Michael Shane – Atkin Chambers 

Atkin ChambersMichael Shane has ‘excellent technical knowledge, as well as the ability to get to the core of the issues. His commercial background also greatly assists interaction with clients‘. Shane’s recent experience includes mediations involving both the construction (including transport and social infrastructure) and energy sectors (including renewables). Insurance mediations are also a key feature of his practice.

Michael Shane – Atkin Chambers 

Atkin ChambersMichael Shane has ‘excellent technical knowledge, as well as the ability to get to the core of the issues. His commercial background also greatly assists interaction with clients‘. Shane’s recent experience includes mediations involving both the construction (including transport and social infrastructure) and energy sectors (including renewables). Insurance mediations are also a key feature of his practice.