Paul Kinninmont

Paul Kinninmont


Paul is an effective and commercially minded disputes lawyer. His extensive experience includes full trials, appeals, injunctions, interim applications, jurisdictional battles and enforcement proceedings across several sectors and jurisdictions. Paul often helps sophisticated clients to realise business objectives through mediation and negotiation. He also helps multinationals to navigate risks arising from international treaties, international sanctions and bribery issues.

Recent representative matters include: settling consolidated $2.8 billion LCIA arbitration proceedings arising from joint venture shareholder documentation, successfully resisting enforcement of a $900 million ICSID award in the High Court and settling $1.1 billion BVI enforcement proceedings on appeal to the Privy Council.

After graduating top of his year at university, with the highest First, Paul was called to the Bar by Middle Temple. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators and an active member of several prominent dispute resolution organisations, including the LCIA, ICC, CEDR and BIICL. He trained and qualified at SJ Berwin (King & Wood Mallesons) and moved to US firm Milbank upon qualification. 

Paul has co-authored successive editions of “Dispute Resolution in Project Finance Transactions”, International Project Finance – Law and Practice, Oxford University Press (2015, 2019). Other recent articles include “The Inevitability of Predictive Coding in International Arbitration”, in the Young Arbitration Review and “US Sanctions and the EU Blocking Regulation: ‘Catch 22’” on Lexology.

Paul accepts appointments as arbitrator and adjudicator. He volunteers at legal clinics and as arbitrator at several moots, including the Vis Moot and the Vis Moot East.

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