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.
Art, music, expeditions, watching football.