McMillan, John

John McMillan

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.

Experience

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.

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Credentials

  • Education

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

      outstanding
    • Graduate Diploma, Law, City University, London, 2011

      with distinction
    • BA, University of Oxford, Wadham College, 2008

      first Chinese
  • Admissions

    • England and Wales, Barrister

  • Languages

    • Chinese (Mandarin)

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