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Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


Mischa specialises primarily in international commercial disputes with an emphasis on construction and engineering, infrastructure, energy and natural resources, shipbuilding and professional liability. Mischa has particular experience of international construction arbitration concerning projects in the Middle East and Asia, having spent time working in both Dubai and Seoul.

Recent experience includes acting (unled) on behalf of a member of a contractor consortium in a three-week ICC arbitration concerning the termination of a major rail project in Asia, with a value of over €300 million, and acting as junior counsel to Stephanie Barwise QC on the independent review commissioned by Persimmon Homes.


Called 2011 (Gray’s Inn).




Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


Pembroke College, Cambridge, BA (Double First) 2009; St John’s College, Oxford, BCL, (Distinction) 2010.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Mischa BalenAtkin ChambersVery bright, ferociously efficient and able to see straight to the key issues.

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Mischa BalenAtkin ChambersMischa is a class act and a formidable opponent.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Mischa BalenAtkin ChambersMischa is diligent, and has a good manner with clients.