Michael Modesto Gale's practice focuses on advising foreign sovereigns and multinational entities in public and private international law disputes. Michael's experience includes investment arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), as well as in commercial arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). These cases have spanned various substantive areas, including renewable energy, infrastructure, oil and gas, and transportation.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael served as Assistant Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands, where he assisted the Court's Secretary General, as well as arbitral tribunals in inter-State, investor-State, and contract-based arbitrations.


  • Representing the Republic of Peru in Odebrecht Latinvest S.à.r.l. v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/20/4).
  • Representing the Republic of Peru in Enagás SA y Enagás Internacional S.L.U. v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/18/26).
  • Representing the Republic of Peru in Hydrika 1 S.A.C. and others v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/18/48).
  • Representing the Republic of Peru in Latam Hydro LLC and CH Mamacocha S.R.L. v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/19/28).
  • Representing a US Fortune 500 manufacturing company in an ICC arbitration with respect to unpaid costs under a commercial agreement with a Latin American counterpart.
  • Representing a South American railway concession in a dispute with some of its shareholders.
  • Representing the United Black Police Officers Association and the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association in a racial discrimination litigation against Prince George's County Police Department.
  • Representing a foreign national in removal proceedings before US Citizenship and Immigration Services.


  • JD, Yale Law School, 2018
  • AB, Brown University, 2014, magna cum laude (highest honors), Phi Beta Kappa 
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague, Netherlands)
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Italian

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