Michael Moser is an independent arbitrator with 20 Essex Street Chambers. Based in Hong Kong with offices in London and Singapore, he has acted as arbitrator or counsel in more than 300 cases under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, SIAC and others. Resident in Asia for more than 30 years, he was previously China managing partner for Freshfields.
Michael is honorary chairman of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, a former Court Member of the LCIA, a board member of the SCC Stockholm Arbitration Institute, a board member of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre, a vice-president of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group, a board member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and a Commission Member of CIETAC. He is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Fellow of the CIArb and a panel member of the leading arbitration institutions.
Michael was appointed to the United Nations Working Group preparing official English-language translations of China's foreign investment laws. He has also advised the World Bank on arbitration matters in the Kingdom of Cambodia. He has served as Adjunct Professor of Arbitration Law at the City University of Hong Kong and as lecturer in arbitration at the University of Zürich.
Michael is the author of many articles and books including: Investor-State Arbitration in Asia (Oxford University Press, forthcoming); Guide to the HKIAC Arbitration Rules (Oxford University Press, 2017); Hong Kong Arbitration: A User's Guide (CCH/Kluwer, 2014); Asia Arbitration Handbook (Oxford University Press, 2011), Practitioner's Handbook on International Commercial Arbitration (Oxford University Press, 2009), Arbitration in Asia (Juris, 2008); Asian Leading Arbitrators' Guide to International Arbitration (Juris, 2007); Business Disputes in China (Juris, 2007); Duelling with Dragons: Managing Business Disputes in Today's China (Kluwer, 2007); International Arbitration in the People's Republic of China: Commentary, Cases and Materials (Butterworths, 1995 and revised 2000), Hong Kong and China Arbitration (Butterworths, 1994), Foreign Trade, Investment and the Law in the People's Republic of China (Oxford University Press, 1984 and 1987) and The China Tax Guide (Oxford University Press, 1987, 1993, revised 1999).
He is former general editor of the Journal of International Arbitration. Michael is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds a PhD from Columbia University (With Distinction). He is a member of the New York Bar. He speaks and reads Chinese.
In 2010 Chambers Global awarded him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been named by Chambers Global as one of the world's "most in demand arbitrators". Who's Who Legal has listed him among the top 20 "most highly regarded individuals" in international commercial arbitration.