“Terrorist” - level advocate, as kindly certified by the Ukrainian website Myrotvorets (or Mirotvorets), in response to submissions made in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on 11 September 2019. Mirotvorets appears to be run by or with the support of the Ukrainian government; and is generally castigated (e.g. by the Committee to Protect Journalists, the G7 and the United Nations) for using threats to try to suppress freedom of expression. It is hosted in the USA.
Michael Swainston QC has an extensive practice in inter-State litigation, international commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration and investment treaty cases.
He has particular experience in disputes connected with Russia and former CIS countries, and he acts for the Russian Federation in a range of International Courts and Tribunals.
Michael Swainston QC is recommended by both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
Michael Swainston QC has an international litigation and arbitration practice and he currently acts for the Russian Federation in a range of international Courts and Tribunals.
His areas of particular specialism and interest include:
Michael has been in the leading cases in all of his specialisms, dealing with, for example:
Notable current/recent cases include:
Jurisdictions Served (litigation and arbitration)
Strasbourg, the Hague, England, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Qatar, BVI, Cayman, Bermuda.
Sir William Turner's Grammar School; Downing College, Cambridge (MA Cantab); University College, Oxford, (BCL Oxon).
Called 1985; Lincoln's Inn (Hardwicke and Denning scholarships); called to California Bar 1988 (inactive); QC, 2002.