John Miles

John Miles
Firm:
Office:
5th Floor
The Oval Junction of Ring Road Parklands and Jalaram Road
Westlands
P.O.Box 1612-00606, Sarit Centre,
City:
Nairobi
Country:
Kenya
Tel:
+254 (0) 700 000 106

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery: Lawyers

John is the sole Kenyan member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s FraudNet organisation. He has an extensive background on advisory matters that relate to asset recovery, such as advising US/UK interests on asset recovery in Pakistan; advising an East African government on corporate investigation and asset recovery; and advising East African regulators on forensic investigations, in the context of suspected fraud and misconduct.

John has carried out investigation work in the shipping sector, advising an international transport organisation on piracy in Africa as well as carrying out investigation work for enforcement of international arbitration awards.

John also has experience advising governments as well as the private sector in relation to energy and natural resources, fraud and dispute resolution generally. He has represented a number of governments including Brunei, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Kenya (forensic investigation), Sudan and Uganda, and state corporations from India and China in both arbitration and litigation.

John acts both as a commercial arbitrator and a CEDR-accredited mediator. He has trained government officials from Somalia and Ethiopia in capacity-building programmes and worked for the World Bank, making a diagnostic review of the Lesothan legal systems.

In the context of arbitration he has appeared, as a lawyer, before tribunals of the ICC in London, Paris and Dar es Salaam; tribunals of LMAA, LCIA, FOSFA and ad hoc in London; and tribunals in Stockholm, Dar es Salaam, Zurich and Geneva. He has appeared as a witness of fact before a tribunal in Oslo and as an expert witness before a tribunal in Rotterdam and a court in Rome.

John is the co-author of the book Arbitration in Africa: A Review of Key Jurisdictions (Sweet & Maxwell 2016).

WWL says: John Miles draws effusive praise from peers across the globe for the depth of his asset recovery expertise as well as his experience in Africa.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery which can be purchased from our Shop.

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