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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 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 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 and insurance; intellectual property and information technology; and 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 both in the US and internationally.


HKIAC and Hong Kong Government’s list of approved and qualified Mediators, Arbitrator on the LCIA database of neutrals. KLRCA Panel appointed Arbitrator and Mediator. Qualified to practice in the State of California.


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

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Mediators

(Hall of Fame) Ranked: Tier 1

Michael ShaneChambers of Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC

Atkin ChambersMichael Shane has mediated over 1,700 disputes; his areas of expertise include insurance, finance, construction and engineering, energy and IP disputes.