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Click here to enlarge.   Michael A. POLKINGHORNE IAI Correspondent   
White & Case LLP
19 Place Vendôme
75001 Paris
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Languages   English (native); French (fluent)
Nationality   Australia
Bar Admission   Adelaide, Australia - 1985
Paris - 1992
Solicitor, England & Wales - 1994
Education   Queens’ College, Cambridge University (LLM (hons.) - 1986); Adelaide University, South Australia (LLB (hons.) - 1984)
as Arbitrator  
Chair, sole arbitrator or member of the tribunal in international arbitration proceedings, including ad hoc (UNCITRAL), Thai Ministry of Justice, LCIA, Stockholm Chamber (SCC) and ICC proceedigns
as Counsel  
Numerous arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and before the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), ICC, ICSID, and the Thai Ministry of Justice (mostly energy matters)
Relating to  
Numerous articles on arbitration, including:

• "The Legality Requirement in Investment Arbitration," in Jurisdiction in Investment Treaty Arbitration, IAI Series on International Arbitration No. 8 at 65 (Y. Banifatemi ed., Juris Publishing, 2018) (with S.-M. Volkmer)

• "Structural support, not a bridge: The role of 'amicus curiae' opinions in investment arbitrations," in Liber Amicorum en l’honneur de William Laurence Craig 289 (LexisNexis, 2016) (with E. Oger-Gross)

• "The Paris Arbitration Rules," 2013(3) Cahiers de l’arbitrage / Paris J. Int’l Arb. 747 (with P. Pinsolle)

• "Récusation des arbitres et indépendance des barristers: la fin de l'exception anglaise?," 2012(3) Paris J. Int’l Arb. 597 (with P. Dépinay)

• "Predicting the unpredictable: gas price re-openers," 2008 Rev. dr. aff. int. / Int'l Bus. L.J.

• "Two steps forward, one step...sideways - recent developments in arbitration in China," 25(3) J. Int'l Arb. 407 (2008) (with R. Pé)

• "Revision of the UNCITRAL Rules: The Current State of Play," 1(1) Contemporary Asia Arb. J. 1 (2008) (with M. Paralika)

• "Enforcement of Annulled Awards in France: The Sting in the Tail," 25(1) Int'l Constr. L. Rev. 48 (2008)

• "More Changes in Singapore: Appearance Rights of Foreign Counsel," 22(1) J. Int’l Arb. 75 (2005)

• "Resolving Disputes in International Infrastructure Projects," Asian Infrastructure Research Rev., May 2002, at 36

• "Germany: Dealing with an impecunious opponent," IBA Committee D Newsletter, Mar. 2002, at 25

• "France: Fundamentals and Recent Developments (Country Report)," The European Lawyer, Dec. 2001/Jan. 2002, at 16

• "Case Note (Singapore) - John Holland Pty Ltd. v. Toyo Engineering Corp (Japan)," 18(6) J. Int’l Arb. 649 (2001) (with J. Cockayne)

• "Participation of Foreign Lawyers in Arbitral Proceedings in Asia: an Update," Asian Disp. Rev. 62 (Sept. 2001)

• "Arbitration in Southeast Asia: Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand Compared," 18(1) J. Int’l Arb. 101 (2001)

• "Vietnam," in Dispute Resolution in Asia (Kluwer, 1997)

• "An Introduction to ICC Arbitration in Australia: Some Current Issues in International Arbitration," 3 Bond L. Rev. 43 (1991)

• "Obtaining Evidence in Another Jurisdiction in Business Disputes," 5(3) Arb. Int’l 303 (1989)

• "Commentary: Australia’s Adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law," 4(3) Int’l Arb. Rep. 21 (1989)

• "Note: The Right of Representation in a Foreign Venue," 4(4) Arb. Int’l 333 (1988)

• Author, Paris Energy Series (broadsheet dealing with issues specific to the energy sector)
with France  
Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

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