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Michael Bass

MA (Cantab), MSc (University of London)

Mike draws upon his extensive experience as a senior executive in the banking industry, and as a seasoned manager in an international setting, to mediate disputes requiring an ability to navigate financial complexity with confidence. 

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Michael Bass


Finance, Insurance & Pensions


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Michael's Experience

Areas of Expertise
  • Property Disputes
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Inheritance Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Commercial and private banking
  • Derivatives
  • Funds management
  • Structured Finance
  • Property-linked lending
  • International asset portfolios
  • Alternative assets
  • Portfolio restructuring
  • Brokerage
  • Currencies
  • Securitisation
  • Pension assets
  • High-value divorce assets
  • Cross-border issues
  • Financial sector workplace issues
  • Software licensing disputes
Professional Background
Mike has been based in London since returning to the UK in 2015, after a little over twenty years living in Asia and working worldwide. During his career in finance, Mike ran global business lines in derivatives, foreign exchange, and commodities, and served on regional and global management teams for three major banking groups. Additionally, he held directorships in the funds management industry and served as a board member of the International Swaps & Derivatives Association (ISDA). He has significant practical experience of people management, in a wide variety of locations – supplemented with an MSc in Organizational Psychology.
Dispute Experience

Recent matters include:

  • Estate dispute - proprietary estoppel case.
  • Property dispute involving shared freehold and a defective lease.
  • Property development Joint Venture dispute.
  • Human rights claim against London borough.
  • SEND Mediation.
Mediation Style

Warm – builds rapport quickly, not afraid to be direct when required. Calm under pressure. Culturally aware and sensitive. Mike’s style builds upon many years of experience of senior level management within the financial industry – requiring resilience, pragmatism, and problem-solving skills.

Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • CEDR Workplace Mediation Conversion - 2023
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator - 2023
  • University of London – MSc Organizational Psychology – 2020
  • CFA Institute - Chartered Financial Analyst – 2001
  • Cambridge University – MA Economics – 1989


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