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24 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3EG, ENGLAND
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London, Singapore

David Mildon QC

Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Email:
Essex Court Chambers (Essex Court Chambers)

Position

General commercial litigation and arbitration including ABCI v Banque Franco Tunisienne [2003] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 146; Assurances Generales De France I.a.r.t. v Grundstad (Brussels Convention – Rix J, 1996); Merzario v Leitner [2001] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 490 (CA – jurisdiction under CMR); Pratt & Witney v AXA (TCC – 2002 – Brussels Convention – action directe). Oil, gas and electricity litigation including British Gas plc v Shell UK and Esso Exploration and Production (Brent ‘K’ factor indexation dispute); National Power v United Gas (CA and Colman J – North Sea take or pay); Shell UK Ltd v Enterprise Oil Plc and Elf Exploration UK Plc [1999] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 456 (North Sea equity redetermination); National Power Plc v National Grid Plc (CA, 16/7/98 – connection charges); BP Gas Marketing Ltd v Corby Power Ltd (May 2000); Nukila [1996] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 85, [1997] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 146 (insurance of oil field jack up platform); The Renewable Energy Company Ltd v Thames Water Utilities Ltd (Etherton J, April 2001 – meter registration); Npower Direct Ltd v South of Scotland Power Ltd [2005] EWHC 2123 (commercial agency in electricity industry); BP Gas Marketing Ltd v Centrica Storage Ltd [2009] EWHC 732 (gas storage); P T Thiess Indonesia v KPC [2011] EWHC 68 (Comm) (price review, jurisdiction); numerous gas price reviews (Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Denmark, Germany etc, since 2007 and continuing); gas balancing dispute (Tierra del Fuego, 2014); sales of electricity under EFET terms (Budapest, 2010); contractual obligations relating to ROCs, LECs, CCL, EU ETS and CERs (2007-2014); disputes before regulatory dispute resolution bodies such as the PNE Panel (2003); three determinations as the expert appointed under expert determination clauses in long-term energy supply contracts; disputed capacity payments, Malaysia, 2015; Insurance and reinsurance including North Atlantic Insurance Co Ltd v Nationwide General Insurance Co Ltd [2004] EWCA (Civ) 423 (insolvency within insurance pool); College Credit Ltd v NIG Skandia [2004] EWHC 978 (credit insurance); Kazakhstan Wool Processors v NCM [2000] 1 All ER (Comm) 708 (export credit insurance); Wunsche v Tai Ping [1998] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 8 (marine voyage policy); appointed to panel of Lloyd’s. Enforcement Tribunal chairman 2001, and re-appointed 2009 and 2012; Chair of Panel in 2015; Banking and financial services including Household Global Funding Inc v British Gas Trading Ltd (2001 – Lloyd J and Lightman J); Seaconsar v Bank Markazi [1997] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 89, [1999] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 36 (documentary credit). Shipping – including Gulf Azov v Chief Idisi (CA 2002); Maersk Columbo [1999] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 491 – collision damage; Aegean Sea [1998] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 39; Sheltam Rail v Mirambo [2008] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 195 (discontinuance of proceedings under 1996 Act); Bremen Max [2009] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 81 (P&I Club LOI); Monford Shipping v Libyan Iron & Steel (2011, freight); bareboat charter delivery disputes (2015). Publications of note: ‘Agreements to Agree: does expert determination provide a default solution’ (TDM, October 2005); ‘Property in commingled gas – the legal structures compared’ (OGEL, March 2006); ‘Gas Pricing Disputes’ 19 July 2012: http://www.eisourcebook.org/cms/Gas%20Pricing%20Disputes.pdf; Gas Price Arbitrations, Chapter on The Adjustment Phase, Globe Law and Business, 2014; Singapore International Arbitration: Law and Practice, chapter on Commencing an Arbitration and Constituting the Tribunal, 2014.

Career

Called 1980; QC 2000.

Languages

French.

Member

LMAA; Energy Arbitrators List; SIAC Panel; DIAC Panel.

Education

Cambridge University (part I, economics; part II, law; LLB).


London Bar

Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

David Mildon QC - Essex Court Chambers ‘Well regarded by clients and opponents alike.’

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

David Mildon QC - Essex Court Chambers ‘Huge experience in oil and gas and a very able lawyer.’

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