Michael Ostrove has over twenty years of experience handling international commercial arbitrations, investment arbitrations and other public international law disputes.

Michael is Global Co-Chair of the International Arbitration Group at DLA Piper.

He has advised and represented clients in approximately 100 arbitrations, court proceedings and mediations. His arbitrations have included English and French language cases administered by the ICC, ICSID, the LCIA, the PCA and Swiss Chambers, as well as ad hoc arbitrations pursuant to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the OHADA Uniform Arbitration Act.

Michael has handled numerous investment treaty disputes both for and against sovereign states. His investment cases and commercial disputes have involved a variety sectors, including mining, oil and gas (upstream and downstream), pharmaceuticals, agriculture, telecoms and distribution. His experience in litigation covers a wide range of areas before American and French courts, other national courts and the International Court of Justice.

Michael also has extensive experience in corruption investigations, advising both multinational corporations and state authorities.

Michael teaches international arbitration at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). He is widely recognized for his arbitration work by leading guides, including Chambers, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. Michael was ranked 4th in Jeune Afrique's listing of the Top 50 Business Lawyers in Africa, 2017.