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Michael Ogilvy Watson



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Michael is an associate in the Dispute Resolution team.

Background and experience

Michael first joined Ogier as a paralegal in the Hong Kong dispute resolution team in 2019. He progressed onto the trainee programme in September 2021, completing seats in the investment funds, corporate and dispute resolution prior to qualifying in March 2023.

Michael is a graduate of the Universities of Southampton (History, 1st class honours), Amsterdam (History Masters, Distinction) and London (City Law School); LLB (2.1), BPTC (Very Competent) and LPC (Distinction). Michael was called to the English and Welsh Bar (Middle Temple) in 2019.

Michael represented Middle Temple in the 26th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 2019.

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