Michael has a significant offshore practice. He has been admitted to the Bars of the following jurisdictions for the purpose of appearing in their courts:
– Hong Kong (High Court, Court of Appeal, Court of Final Appeal)
– Bermuda (Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal)
– Cayman Islands (Court of First Instance)
– Dubai (DIFC)
– Isle of Man (Court of First Instance)
– Turks & Caicos Islands (Court of Appeal)
– British Virgin Islands (Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal)
– Northern Ireland (High Court).
Significant cases include:
Re: ETFS Limited (Jersey) – minority oppression of PE funds
Re: Hollysys Ltd (BVI) – claim for misuse of fiduciary power.
D P World plc – First Scheme of arrangement in Dubai. Concerning a company within the Dubai World Group, listed on the Dubai Stock Exchange
St Johns Trust Company Limited Bermuda – Dispute over ownership and control, of trust company in Bermuda.
Chagala – application to the BVI Court to strike out proceedings brought by holders of depository interests.
Walkers (Bermuda) Ltd v Bermuda Bar Council  UKPC 25 – advising on successful appeal to the Privy Council concerning an application for a certificate of recognition from the Bermuda Bar Association for a Bermuda company which acts in association with Walkers Global.
PT Satria Tirtatama Energindo v East Asia Company Ltd – appeal to the Privy Council from the Court of Appeal in Bermuda, challenging the refusal to register a share transfer in favour of the claimant.
Ofo v Didi Chuxing – instructed from Shanghai in relation to potential joint venture litigation in the UK.
Trina Solar –appearing for a minority shareholder in a Cayman Islands exercising its statutory (S 238 Companies Law) appraisal rights in relation to the compulsory acquisition of its shares.
Culross Global SPC Limited v Strategic Turnaround Master Partnership Limited  UKPC 33 – leading authority on power to suspend redemptions of shares in hedge funds
American Patriot Agency v Mutual Risk Management (2013) (Privy Council, on appeal from Bermuda) – Insurance fraud.
Validus Holdings Ltd v IPC Holdings Ltd and Max Capital Group Ltd  (Supreme Court of Bermuda) – viability of hostile scheme of arrangement, promoted by a member.