Michael Cottrell is an associate in the Construction & Engineering practice of the London office. His focus is on dispute resolution in the international construction sector, with particular experience on large infrastructure and energy projects.
Michael has experience working with most forms of arbitration and dispute resolution mechanisms, having acted on ICC, UNCITRAL and LCIA arbitrations. These have included disputes in relation to an oil pipeline in north Africa, an oil refinery in west Africa, a water project in south Asia and a mixed use hotel, residential and commercial project in the CIS Region.
Michael has also advised on investment treaty proceedings in respect of delay and damage caused to a major infrastructure project arising out of events surrounding the Arab Spring in north Africa.
In addition, Michael has experience at the Technology and Construction Court, having acted on behalf of a Spanish contractor in proceedings against the Government of Gibraltar. He also has experience at the Court of Appeal in connection with the discharge of an injunction against a call made on a bond.
Michael also has experience in advising clients on matters arising during the lifecycle of their projects, as well as assisting clients in presenting their claims and protecting their position in the lead-up to formal dispute resolution processes.
Michael joined Mayer Brown in 2016.