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Michelle is a partner in the firm’s Energy and Natural Resources practice. She is a specialist arbitration lawyer with over 25 years of experience. Her practice focuses on the Middle East, advising on major oil & gas and construction and infrastructure disputes.

She represents clients in arbitration proceedings under the major international and regional arbitration rules including the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, DIAC and ADCCAC seated in Paris, London, Geneva, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman.


  • University of Bristol, LL.B.

  • Angleterre et Pays de Galles
  • The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department

  • DIFC Courts – Part lI

  • Rights of Audience, Dubai International Finance Centre, (DIFC), 2012
  • Advocate and Solicitor (England and Wales), 2005

Récompenses et distinctions

  • Shortlisted for Construction Lawyer of the Year and UAE Lawyer of the Year at the Legal 500 Middle East and North Africa Awards 2024
  • Ranked in Chambers Global for United Arab Emirates Construction: Dispute Resolution, 2019-2024
  • Ranked in the Hall of Fame in The Legal 500 EMEA for UAE Construction, 2019-2023