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Provided by Alexander Milner KC

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Practice Areas

Commercial litigation and arbitration, with wide experience of civil fraud, aviation, banking, financial services, mining and energy-related disputes.

Regularly appears before the High Court, Court of Appeal and arbitration tribunals.

A Russian speaker, he has appeared in many significant cases emerging from Russia and the former Soviet Union such as Tatneft v Bogolyubov, Yukos Finance v Lynch, Bank St Petersburg v Arkhangelsky, Mezhprombank v Pugachev and Berezovsky v Abramovich, as well as numerous confidential arbitrations. These are often heavy, multi-jurisdictional disputes involving extensive factual and expert evidence and issues of foreign law. He also frequently acts in cases relating to the enforcement of arbitration awards, including a $2.5 billion award in favour of Naftogaz of Ukraine against Gazprom and, currently, a $10 billion award made against the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

His aviation practice includes leasing, financing, insurance, slot regulation, injunctions and passenger claims. He also sits as an arbitrator, and has been appointed to numerous tribunals seated in London, Moscow and Singapore.

Career

Called 2006, Silk 2022.

Professional Memberships

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Russian and CIS Arbitration Network; COMBAR.

Publications

Lessons from Huawei v ZTE (Italian Antitrust Review, 2017); Liability for property fraud (Journal of Professional Negligence, 2017); Liability for negligent investment advice following extraordinary market turmoil (Journal of Professional Negligence, 2013); Advantages and disadvantages of arbitration CIS disputes in Western Europe (Transnational Dispute Management, 2012); Regulation EC 261/2004 and ‘extraordinary circumstances’ Air and Space Law, 2009).

Personal

King’s College, Cambridge (BA Modern and Medieval Languages, first class with distinction, first in university; choral scholar).

Chambers Review

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Aviation - London (Bar)
New Silks

Alexander Milner KC
Alexander Milner KC is an experienced barrister with renowned intellect and clarity of vision. In his multifaceted aviation practice he acts in claims arising from leasing and breach of contract, and has a strong client base among lessors and airlines. He has an excellent ability to effectively handle multi-jurisdictional matters.


Banking & Finance - London (Bar)
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Alexander Milner KC
Alexander Milner KC is an accomplished barrister who is equally adept at acting both for and against banks, and is experienced in cases connected with interest rate hedging products. Milner speaks fluent Russian, and as a result has experience working on cases from the CIS region. Domestically, he acts for and against banks in litigation covering a variety of banking and finance issues. Mis-selling claims and LIBOR misrepresentation cases are a particular specialism.


Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)
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Alexander Milner KC


International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance - London (Bar)
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Alexander Milner KC
Alexander Milner KC is well versed in handling cases involving Russian and CIS elements. He has a varied practice that covers arbitral proceedings under LCIA and ICC rules, as well as ad hoc arbitrations. He demonstrates his strength in providing counsel on enforcement issues as well as commercial and investment treaty work. He draws strength from his bilingual capabilities.

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