Michele is a paralegal in the Singapore office. She has experience in advising in a variety of international commercial arbitrations governed by numerous applicable laws and major institutional rules across a range of sectors, with particular experience in disputes arising in the construction, energy, oil & gas and M&A industries. She also has experience in assisting with State-owned entities on matters of public international law.
Michele’s recent experience includes:
- Assisting the counsel team with an Indonesian joint venture dispute in an ICC arbitration seated in Geneva against an Asian contractor.
- Assisting the counsel team with a defence of an EPC contractor in a dispute arising out of a subcontract for the execution of civil works and concrete buildings as part of an integrated gasification combined cycle complex in the Middle East.
- Assisting the counsel team in connection with ICSID annulment proceedings relating to a dispute under a US$850 million oil and gas engineering and construction contract.
- Assisting the counsel team relating to an ongoing HKIAC arbitration concerning the management of the dispute, and conduct of the proceedings with a view to safeguarding the client’s interests and securing a commercial resolution.
Michele is also involved in the firm’s pro bono practice, having recently worked on a project with REDRESS on promoting balanced gender representation in UN human rights organs and mechanisms.
Michele has previously worked as an in-house counsel with a multinational technology corporation primarily advising on M&A and data privacy issues across APAC, Australia and New Zealand regions. She also trained with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London upon completing her UK Legal Practice Course, where she achieved perfect scores in Business Accounting and Professional Ethics.
Michele is called to the Bar of England and Wales, where she holds Honorary Mention by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple for excellence in academic performance during her Bar Professional Postgraduate course. Michele also holds an LLB (Honours) from Queen Mary University of London, where she won the Queen Mary Law Journal competition, published legal commentary on Investor Compensation Scheme v West Bromwich Building Society, was a finalist for George Hinde Moot, and served as President of United Kingdom and Eire Student Council and Vice President (Sponsorship) of Queen Mary Pro Bono Society.