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John McMillan

Senior Associate

McMillan, John

John McMillan is a senior associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group. He focuses on international arbitration and English High Court litigation.

Mr. McMillan has experience of arbitrations under a variety of institutional rules (including the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, and UNCITRAL rules) involving both common law and civil law disputes. He has particular experience in construction, technology, engineering, energy, M&A and joint venture disputes. He also regularly advises government and private sector clients on international law issues.

Recent Highlights

Mr. McMillan's recent highlights include:

  • representing a State in relation to disputes arising from the construction of a major road;
  • representing a European contractor in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of industrial facility in South America;
  • representing South American clients in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a biofuels facility in South America;
  • representing a global oilfield services company in an ICC arbitration relating to the drilling of oil wells in the Middle East;
  • representing a leading European manufacturing company in an ICC arbitration relating to disputes with a major Japanese manufacturer;
  • representing a financial institution in an LCIA arbitration relating to the alleged negligent valuation of complex assets;
  • acting as secretary to the tribunal in an ICC arbitration relating to disputes between a State and a European engineering company;
  • advising a number of clients on M&A disputes in East Asia; and
  • advising government, private sector and charity sector clients on international law issues.

Publications & News

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December 18, 2017

Paving the Road to Arbitration With Good Intentions: Escalation Clauses in Commercial Contracts

This article, authored by John McMillan and featured in Magna Charta magazine, explains how escalation clauses are of uncertain legal effect, with divergent approaches being taken by different jurisdictions and even by different courts within the same jurisdiction.

July 24, 2017

International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration

Steven Finizio and Charlie Caher are contributing editors to The International Comparative Legal Guide: to International Arbitration 2017. Franz Schwarz, Krystyna Khripkova, Jim Carter, John Pierce, Charlie Caher, Jonathan Lim and John McMillan also contributed chapters.

January 23, 2017

The Evaluation of Witness Evidence in Time-Limited Arbitral Proceedings: The Chess-Clock and the Rule in Browne v. Dunn

An article by Charlie Caher and John McMillan, included in the Young Arbitration Review, Edition 24, January 2017.

July 29, 2016

England & Wales

A chapter by Charlie Caher and John McMillan, included in the 2016 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

July 28, 2015

Emergency Arbitration: The Default Option for Pre-Arbitral Relief?

A chapter by Charlie Caher and John McMillan, included in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

Practices

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Education

Bar Professional Training Course, outstanding, City University, London, 2012

Graduate Diploma, Law, with distinction, City University, London, 2011

BA, Chinese, first, University of Oxford, Wadham College, 2008

Bar Admissions

England and Wales

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin)

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