Partner, Head of Disputes Advisory, PwC South East Asia Consulting, PwC Singapore
Michael leads the PwC South East Asia Consulting Dispute Advisory practice and the PwC Singapore Forensics practice. He has worked as a Forensic Accountant for over 20 years across multiple jurisdictions and cultures. He has been based in North America, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia and is familiar with the cultural differences that often lead to disagreements. He is an investigative accountant, an expert witness, and an arbitrator.
Michael specialises in the assessment and explanation of complex accounting and quantum issues, especially in international disputes. He has acted as an expert in proceedings brought under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NIA), Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) rules as well as disputes in the European Courts, English High Court, the US Courts, the Singapore Courts and in various other jurisdictions across North America, the Caribbean, Central Europe and Asia. He has testified on matters involving accounting, regulatory, technology, valuation and quantum issues.
Michael has been involved in numerous dispute related assignments including those arising from breaches of contract, share purchase agreements, shareholder disputes, joint ventures and intellectual property infringements (commercial disputes) as well as claims arising out of bilateral investment treaties (Investor state disputes). He has been involved in cases in the mining, oil & gas, power generation, electricity distribution, transport, construction, financial services, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors amongst others.
Michael has also led numerous investigation assignments. He works closely with clients, legal counsel and law enforcement agencies to investigate allegations of bribery, corruption and fraud, including those leading to criminal prosecutions. He also assists clients to assess the impact on their businesses of such events.