Michael Swainston QC
Michael Swainston QC has a broad commercial litigation and advisory practice in England and overseas across a range of subject areas including international trade, fraud, energy litigation, insurance, reinsurance, banking (including Islamic banking), financial services, shipping (both wet and dry claims), jurisdiction disputes and commercial human rights. He has particular experience in litigation connected with Russia and CIS countries, and recently acted for the Russian Federation in the European Court of Human Rights.
Aside from his work in London, he is admitted and practices in the BVI and Dubai, and he also has extensive experience before International Arbitration panels including cases commenced under LCIA, ICC and Bermuda Form rules.
Michael Swainston QC is recommended by both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
He is a past chair of the Bar Council International Relations Committee, and a founder member of the Anglo - Kazakh Law Association.