Michael Young QC has joined the firm as a partner in Paris. Michael joins from Allen & Overy, where he was global co-head of the arbitration practice. Michael has represented companies in all industry and market sectors, with a particular focus on energy, chemicals, and natural resources disputes involving the Middle East, North America, Europe, and Africa (both Anglophone and Francophone). He acts regularly as advocate before both arbitral tribunals and experts, and has been on the Executive Committee of the Federation for International Arbitration Advocacy since its inception. He is a Vice-President of the ICC Court of Arbitration.