Michael Lundberg has practiced as a litigator since 1994, predominantly in Western Australia (WA), but his practice extends throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Michael typically acts for clients in high-value disputes associated with joint ventures, business sale agreements, royalty arrangements, construction and engineering projects, and regulatory investigations, predominantly in the energy and resources sector.
Michael has significant experience in the areas of defamation and intellectual property and with disputes under the Corporations Act. He also regularly represents the interests of indigenous clients in Australia.
Michael's practice includes acting in proceedings in superior courts throughout Australia, as well as in international and domestic arbitral proceedings, including under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).
Prior to joining Jones Day, Michael acted in: proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW concerning rights of first refusal arrangements in the Australian rail sector; a gas price arbitration concerning long-term gas supply agreements in WA; international arbitral proceedings in London related to a joint venture dispute for an oil and gas project in Libya; proceedings in the Supreme Court of WA concerning a long-term gas supply agreement and force majeure issues; proceedings in the Supreme Court of WA and the High Court concerning iron ore royalty claims; international arbitral proceedings in London to enforce pre-emptive rights in an oil and gas joint venture; proceedings in the Supreme Court of WA pursuing damages for the purchase of a US$2 billion oil and gas business; and successfully defended injunction proceedings to prevent the construction of a casino resort.
- University of Western Australia (LL.B. with second class honours 1993; Bachelor of Commerce 1991)
- Supreme Court of Western Australia, Federal Court of Australia, High Court of Australia, and Supreme Court of New South Wales
- Served with the Crown Solicitor's Office, Western Australia (1994-2000) as Assistant Crown Counsel acting for various state government agencies and departments
Recognized in numerous categories in Best Lawyers in Australia since 2010 (international arbitration, mining law, and intellectual property law, including best IP lawyer in Perth in 2021)
Recognized in Doyle's Guide as a leader in Australian commercial litigation and arbitration
Recognized in Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia-Pacific, and in the inaugural Lawdragon Global Litigation 500 (2021)