Michael Christie is an experienced silk who practises primarily in commercial law. He has acted for major multinational corporations and has an extensive practice in complex contractual disputes, including those involving large infrastructure projects and the energy and resources sector. His areas of expertise include restitution, equity and misleading and deceptive conduct.
He has appeared in numerous appeals, including in commercial law, public law, industrial law and taxation law. These include landmark cases.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Sydney and Oxford University where he obtained the post-graduate degree of Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) with First Class Honours (ranking first in his year amongst overseas graduates).
He has appeared in the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court, the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory and in commercial arbitrations. He has appeared in Singapore-seated international commercial arbitrations, and in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (Financial Services Division).
Michael has been a Part-time Lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School and has published widely, including in eminent English and Australian law journals.
He is a member of the New South Wales Legal Profession Admission Board’s Examinations Committee.