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Alexander Milner

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Fountain Court Chambers (Fountain Court Chambers)


Barrister practising commercial litigation and international arbitration, with wide experience of civil fraud, aviation, banking, financial services, mining and energy-related disputes. Regularly appears before the High Court, Court of Appeal and arbitration tribunals both with and without a leader. A Russian speaker, he has appeared in many of the most significant recent cases to emerge from Russia and the CIS such as Yukos Finance v Lynch, Naftogaz v Gazprom, Bank St Petersburg v Arkhangelsky, Mezhprombank v Pugachev, Berezovsky v Abramovich, BTA Bank v Ablyazov, and numerous confidential LCIA, ICC and SCC arbitrations. These are often heavy, multi-jurisdictional disputes involving extensive factual and expert evidence and issues of foreign law. His aviation practice includes leasing, financing, insurance, slot regulation, injunctions and passenger claims. He also sits as an arbitrator, and is a member of the Member of the List of Arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the Panel of Arbitrators of the Asian International Arbitration Center in Kuala Lumpur.


Called 2006, Lincoln’s Inn.


Russian, French, Italian.


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; COMBAR; Russian and CIS Arbitration Network.


Eton College; King’s College, Cambridge (2003 MA Modern and Medieval Languages First Class Hons with Distinction); City University, London (2005 CPE Distinction).

London Bar


Within: Leading Juniors

Alexander Milner - Fountain Court Chambers ‘ He is incredibly efficient in his work and extremely responsive. ’

Within: Aviation

Fountain Court Chambers is applauded by clients as a 'go-to set for complex  aviation-related litigation' thanks to its offering of a 'strong spread of top-quality silks and juniors'. Bankim Thanki QC, Alexander Milner, Akhil Shah QC and David Murray, were involved in judicial review proceedings, brought by the administrators of Monarch Airlines, regarding the decision by the UK airport coordinator not to allocate or to reserve slots for Monarch for the summer 2018 season. Aircraft leasing dispute LaudaMotion v Lufthansa was also a key highlight for the set; Akhil Shah QC acted for LaudaMotion, while James Cutress QC, who was leading David Murray, appeared for Lufthansa.

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Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Juniors

Alexander Milner - Fountain Court Chambers ‘ Absolutely outstanding, incredibly bright, and a great person to have on your team. ’

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Juniors

Alexander Milner - Fountain Court Chambers ‘ Brilliantly clever, very thorough and also has fantastic experience in Russia-related litigations. ’

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Juniors

Alexander Milner - Fountain Court Chambers ‘ Impressive intellect, very quick, and strong experience of Russian disputes and language. ’

Within: International arbitration: counsel

Fountain Court Chambers has 'many outstanding members at all stages of their careers' and when it comes to international arbitration, the set's members offer strong expertise across a range of disciplines. Members also have strong links to key arbitration centres such as Singapore. The set's barristers have been instructed on several major disputes, including Naftogaz v Gazprom, in which Alexander Milner is on the team representing Naftogaz. In the high-profile Maldives International Airport dispute, Bankim Thanki QC is representing GMR in a claim concerning the unlawful cancellation of the development project.

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