Sonia Michaelides

Associate | London

Sonia is an associate in the litigation and arbitration team.

She acts for a variety of clients, including high net worth individuals and public and private companies. She regularly advises on a wide range of international and domestic commercial disputes, including complex company and personal insolvency, contractual disputes, large civil fraud cases and clients seeking to enforce foreign judgments in the UK. She also has experience of international arbitration, including investment treaty arbitration and arbitrations under the ICC, ICSID, and LMAA Rules, as well as ad hoc arbitration.

Sonia is also fluent in both French and Italian, and her practice frequently extends to advising Italian clients (both individuals and companies) on cases involving a cross-border element.

Secretary Federica Spagnoletti

Track record



Successfully setting aside a Winding Up Order obtained against a company by HMRC and restoring the company to the company register to avoid its assets becoming ‘Bona Vacantia’.

Acting for a Lichtenstein Trust, Trust Company and its prime beneficiary regarding a fraud involving circa €7.6 million of trust funds and successfully obtaining an emergency worldwide freezing injunction on its behalf, preventing the defendants from dissipating the trust funds.

Acting for an Italian Yacht manufacturer in LMMA arbitration proceedings.

England and Wales, 2014

Member of the London Court of International Arbitration LCIA (Young International Lawyers Group)


Junior London Solicitor Litigation Association



  • English
  • French
  • Italian





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