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 is ranked in Chambers Global 2019, which notes that he is described by clients as "an excellent tactician and strategist." Chambers also comments that Michael is "detail-oriented, thorough and forceful in his advocacy." Who's Who Legal France has reported that Michael "is deemed a 'great advocate'" and that "he is praised for his 'measured and strikingly accurate' advice to clients." In February 2018, Jeune Afrique ranked Michael 4th in a listing of the 50 most influential lawyers working in Africa during 2017 - making him the highest-ranked arbitration specialist on their list.