Jonathon Milne

Jonathon Milne

Overview

I’m Counsel in our Cayman Islands office. Over the past decade, I’ve advised on a wide range of complex commercial disputes, cross-border insolvency processes and corporate restructures. I've appeared before courts in multiple jurisdictions, including at appellate level.

My primary focus has been on financial services disputes; advising insolvency practitioners, investment funds, private equity firms and major financial institutions.  I’ve also advised on significant multinational asset-tracing and fraud claims involving parties across the globe.

Prior to joining Mourant, I practised at leading law firms in Auckland, Dublin and London.  In 2012, I spent several months on secondment to the recoveries and litigation team at the Royal Bank of Scotland (London).  I'm a regular contributor to law reviews and other publications such as the Cayman Financial Review, LexisNexis and Global Restructuring Review.

Professional qualifications

  • Completed the South Eastern Circuit advanced advocacy programme at Keble College, Oxford University
  • Completed the College of Law advanced litigation skills programme
  • Solicitor Advocate, England and Wales (Higher Rights of Audience)
  • Admitted to practise in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and the Cayman Islands
  • Awarded a Russell McVeagh scholarship for the study of law
  • Undergraduate degrees in Law (LLB) and Arts (BA majoring in criminology and political science)

Memberships

  • INSOL International
  • RISA

Work highlights

  • Advising the Joint Official Liquidators of Primeo Fund in relation to claims against former professional service providers and recovering value for victims of the US$65bn Madoff fraud, including bringing multi-billion dollar claims against former services providers to the fund
  • Acting for Access Bank plc in Nigeria in relation to successful fraud claims against a former CEO and founder of the bank, culminating in a £700 million damages award

What the directories say

Jonathon is described as an ‘exceptional' lawyer 'with impressive analytical and writing skills and deep knowledge and understanding of commercial law issues', Legal 500 Caribbean, 2019.

He was also recommended in Legal 500 2018 as 'highly rated' in dispute resolution.

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Recent publication | 7 January 2019

China Shanshui: Strike Two