The global firm Jones Day announces that Michelle Bradfield has joined the Firm's Global Disputes Practice as a partner in its London Office. She also will be developing her practice in Australia.
Ms. Bradfield has over 20 years' of experience and focuses on complex international arbitration often involving public international law. She advises and represents states and private entities on a wide array of matters, including boundary and maritime disputes, investment treaty arbitration, and international commercial arbitration. Ms. Bradfield is regularly involved in "bet-the-company" disputes and has worked for a number of significant companies, in the FTSE and Fortune 100, on disputes around the globe and including the United States, Australia, India, Sudan, China, Spain, Brazil, Nigeria, and the U.A.E. Additionally, she has worked for many States including Australia, Malaysia, Croatia, Turkey, Barbados, Oman, and China as well as numerous sovereign wealth funds.
"Michelle brings a wealth of experience to Jones Day. Our clients will benefit immensely from that experience as Michelle helps guide them through complex international disputes," said Greg Shumaker, who heads the Firm's Global Disputes Practice. "Michelle is a great addition to our already deeply talented global team."
Ms. Bradfield has been ranked as a highly regarded lawyer for more than a decade as having "extensive experience and an excellent reputation in litigation and dispute settlement in public international law." A State client quoted in Global Arbitration Review 2020 said that Michelle Bradfield "is one of the best lawyers I've ever used in my career – both in terms of technical legal expertise and her extremely diligent and client friendly approach." The Legal 500 has previously listed her as a "Leading Individual" stating that her public international law "pedigree is among the best in London" and that she is "very professional, with excellent knowledge" of public international law. In the 2021 edition, a client noted she "is a standout bilateral investment treaty practitioner. Michelle is technically outstanding lawyer with keen commercial skills. Michelle is incredibly hardworking and I would choose her for any future international arbitrations in a heartbeat."
"Michelle's outstanding work for clients in London and all over the world makes her a go-to resource that will make our deep team even stronger," said John Phillips, Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's London Office. "We welcome her to Jones Day and look forward to her contributions."
Ms. Bradfield has also recently been appointed as a committee member to the ICC's UK arbitration and ADR Committee. She was also one of the founders of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations, which now has a significant presence globally. Additionally, Ms. Bradfield lectures on boundary disputes and investment treaty arbitrations at King's College London and she has published widely. After finishing her Master of Law at the University of Cambridge, she worked with Sir Elihu Lauterpacht CBE QC and was a fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law for many years.