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Click here to enlarge.   Michael PRYLES IAI Correspondent   
Suite 304
521 Toorak Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3142
Tel: +61.3.8590.5642
Tel: +61.407.900.186 (Cell)

20 Esssex Street
London WC2R 3AL
United Kingdom
Tel: +44.20.7842.1200
Fax: +44.20.7842.1270
Languages   English (native); German
Nationality   Australia
Bar Admission   Melbourne - 1972
Sydney - 1989
Education   Bond University (Doctor of Philosophy - 1992); University of Melbourne (Doctor of Laws - 1982); Southern Methodist University, Texas (Doctor of the Science of Law - 1970)
Adjunct Professor - University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, and Bond University and Murdoch University
Former Henry Bournes Higgins Professor of Law - Monash University, Melbourne
as Arbitrator  
Chair, Sole arbitrator and member of the tribunal in numerous arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the Rules of the ICC and SIAC, in a variety of Asian, European and American venues; Member, ICSID Panel of Arbitrators (appointed by Australia); Commissioner, United Nations Compensation Commission;
as Counsel  
International arbitration proceedings in Melbourne and Paris, ad hoc and under the Rules of the ICC
Publicly available awards include:

• ICSID Case No. ARB/14/25, Ansung Housing Co., Ltd. v. People's Republic of China, Award, 9 March 2017 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/13/33, PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd. v. Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Award, 5 May 2015 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/13/33, PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd. v. Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Decision on the Claimant’s Request for Provisional Measures, 21 Jan. 2015 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No ARB/10/12, Standard Chartered Bank v. United Republic of Tanzania, Award, 2 Nov. 2012 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/09/17 (Annulment), Commerce Group Corp. & San Sebastian Gold Mines, Inc. v. Republic of El Salvador, Decision on El Salvador's Application for Security for Costs, 20 Sept 2012 (full text ITA)

• UNCITRAL Case, Ulysseas, Inc. v. The Republic of Ecuador, Final Award, 12 June 2012 (full text ITA English) (full text ITA Spanish)

• ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/05/2, Cargill, Inc. v. United Mexican States, Award, 18 Sep 2009 (full text (redacted) ITA)

• ICSID No. ARB/05/15, Waguih Elie George Siag and Clorinda Vecchi v. Arab Republic of Egypt, Award, 1 June 2009 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/04/2, Western NIS Enterprise Fund v. Ukraine, Order, 16 Mar 2006 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)
Relating to  
• Dispute Resolution in Asia (Kluwer, 2d ed. 2002)

• International Trade Law (Law Book Co., 2d ed. 2002)

• Australian Private International Law (Law Book Co., 1991)

• Dispute Resolution in Australia / Japan Transactions (Law Book Co., 1983)

• Co-editor, Asian International Arbitration Journal

• Co-editor, Journal of International Arbitration

Australia," in ICCA International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration (Kluwer, 2012)

Numerous articles on arbitration, dispute resolution, and private international law, including:

• "The Case for International Arbitration," Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association Journal (forthcoming)

• "Mediation Confidentiality in Subsequent Proceedings," paper delivered at ICCA Conference (Beijing, May 2004) (forthcoming)

• "Internationality and Commerciality, under the UNICTRAL Model Law," Singapore (forthcoming)

• "Multiple Claims in Arbitration Between States the Same Parties," (paper presented to ICCA Congress, Dublin, 2008) (forthcoming)

• "The Kaplan Lecture 2009 - When is an arbitration agreement waived?," 27(2) J Int'l Arb. 105

• "Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Awards Under the New York Convention in Australia and New Zealand," 25(6) J. Int'l Arb. 2008 899 (with R. Garnett)

• "Reservations Available to Member States: The Reciprocal and Commercial Reservations," in Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements and International Arbitral Awards - The New York Convention in Practice 161 (E. Gaillard and D. Di Pietro eds., Cameron May, 2008)

• "Lost Profit and Capital Investment," 1(1) World Arb. and Med. Rev. 1(2007)

• "Reflections on Transnational Public Policy," 24(1) J. Int'l Arb. 1(2007)

• "The Recognition and Enforcement of Taiwan Arbitral Awards in Australia," 25(1) VJ 2007(1)

• "Limits to Party Autonomy in Arbitral Procedure," 24(3) J. Int'l Arb. 327 (2007)

• "Inoperative and Operative Arbitration Agreements-Developments in Australian Case Law," 23(3) J. Int'l Arb. 227 (2006)

• "Arbitrating Disputes in the Resource Industries," 22(5) J. Int'l Arb. 375 (2005)

• "Confidentiality," in The Leading Arbitrators' Guide to International Arbitratin 415 (L. Newman and R. Hill eds., Juris Publishing, 2004)

• "Excluding the Model Law" (forthcoming in Int'l Arb. L. Rev.)

• "Application of the Lex Mercatoria in International Commercial Arbitration," 18(2) Int'l Arb. Rep. 1 (2003)

• "Australia and New Zealand," in Arbitration in Asia (M. J. Moser ed., LexisNexis, 2002)

• "Multi-Tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses," 18(2) J. Int'l Arb. 159 (2001)

• "International Arbitration in Australia," a paper delivered to a seminar organised by the Commercial Arbitration Association of the Republic of China in Taiwan, Dec. 2001

• "Assessing Dispute Resolution Procedures," 7 Am. Rev. Int'l Arb. 267 (1996)

• "National Report on Australia," in International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration (Sanders ed., Kluwer, 1996)

• "The International Arbitration Regime in the Asia-Pacific Region," 10 ICSID Rev. 129 (1995)

• "Interlocutory Orders and Convention Awards: the Case of Resort Condominiums v. Bolwell," 10(4) Arb. Int'l 385 (1994)

• "Money Judgements in Australia," Corporate Counsel's International Adviser, Vol.110, Jul. 1994

• "Money Judgement in Australia," in International Recognition and Enforcement of Money Judgements Business Law Inc. (Paley ed., 1994)

• "The Drafting of International Arbitration Agreements," (paper delivered at ICC Conference on 'International Commercial Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific Region' Hong Kong, Mar. 1994)

• "Foreign Awards and the New York Convention," 9(3) Arb. Int'l 259 (1993)

• "Institutional International Arbitrations," Vol.2(4) The Arbitrator (1993)213 also published (1993)67 Aust. L. J. 503

• "Current Issues in International Arbitration in Australia," 9(4) J. Int'l Arb. 57 (1992)

• "Arbitration" in Australian Private International Law Third Edition (E. Sykes, M. C. Pryles eds., Sydney: Law Book Co, 1991)

• "International Arbitration in Australia," Vol.19(4) J. Japanese Institute of Int'l Bus. Law (1991) 453

• "Dispute Resolution Clauses in Contracts," 1990(1) Aust. Disp. Res. J. 116

• "International Arbitration in Australia," 1 Am. Rev. Int'l Arb. 37(1990)

• "Legal Issues Concerning International Arbitrations," 1990(64) Aust. L. J. 470

• "International Dispute Resolution and Litigation in Australia," Vol.16(10) Int'l Bus. Lawyer Nov. 1988

• "'Comparative Aspects of Prorogation and Arbitration Agreements," 1976(25) Int'l and Comp LQ 543
with France  
Former member (Australia), ICC International Court of Arbitration; Chairman, ICC Australia; Legal advisor to several French corporations

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