Sources praise his "immense specialist knowledge of construction issues and law."
Chambers UK 2017
Michael Regan is recognised as one of the world's leading construction and engineering lawyers and is head of the Construction & Engineering Group in London. He is the only lawyer in the UK with three Band 1 Chambers rankings in: construction international arbitration, construction suppliers, and construction professional negligence.
His "stellar" practice commands the respect of peers notes Chambers UK 2013 and focuses on the resolution of disputes arising out of construction and engineering projects, and he represents clients in court proceedings, international arbitrations, and ADR. Michael is also a leading authority in the insurance arrangements which underpin such projects, and he represents many of the leading global insurers. Clients say that the well-respected Michael "gives a Rolls-Royce service." (Chambers UK 2014); and consider him "excellent at taking a strong commercial position that is based on sound legal understanding" (Chambers UK 2013). Consistently ranked as a key individual by the legal directories, clients report "huge confidence in his legal ability" and he is described as having "a great feel for a case and superb commercial judgement" (Chambers & Partners); he's "almost QC-like," and that "if he gives advice, it's always accurate." He is commended for "his clear pragmatic and commercial advice." (Chambers UK 2012). "An outstanding practitioner" notes Legal 500 2012. He "impresses as an 'unflappable, intelligent and commercial' practitioner with his 'sound sense of judgement'." (Chambers UK 2011).
Michael has advised clients in relation to claims arising out of the construction of power stations, nuclear facilities, bridges, dams, process plant, refineries, buildings, roads, mining projects and infrastructure projects in many different countries and in every continent, and has conducted international arbitrations subject to the rules of all the major arbitral institutions including the LCIA, the ICC and ICSID. He has many years experience of conducting complicated technical disputes arising out of construction and engineering projects, including claims involving defects in design and workmanship, programming, delays and quantum. Michael also advises clients on risk allocation, and procurement strategies, and has extensive experience of all the major forms of construction and engineering contracts, particularly FIDIC .
Michael joined Mayer Brown in 1978 and became a partner in 1985. He is also a solicitor-advocate with rights of audience in all the English higher courts.