Jonathan Miller

Called: 1996

Inn: Middle Temple




Practice Areas


Jonathan Miller specialises in international heavyweight commercial and chancery litigation and substantial fraud claims, many of which originate from the countries of the former Soviet Union. Such litigation typically involves complex issues of law relating to jurisdiction and choice of law; and the wide ancillary and preventative measures available from the High Court in London - principally freezing injunctions and asset disclosure orders; also the equitable tracing of assets, constructive trusts and restitutionary remedies.

In addition, Jonathan advises upon and litigates in the areas of banking and finance law; international commercial arbitration; competition law; financial services regulation; guarantees; international law, jurisdiction and forum applications, conflict of laws, corporate and personal insolvency, director’s and trustees’ duties, shareholders' rights and derivative claims; intellectual property litigation and advice; protection of confidential information and related restrictive covenants and injunctive relief.

Languages: conversational French and Russian

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2010 - present

2010 - present

Notable Cases


Deutsche Bank AG v Banco Central de Venezuela [2020] EWHC 1721 (Comm); [2020] EWCA Civ 1249 (international law/banking & finance/constitutional law)


Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc & ors v Zhunus & ors [2019] EWHC 2287 (Comm); [2019] EWHC 2319 (Comm); [2018] EWHC 369 (Comm); [2017] EWHC 3374 (Comm) (fraud/Kazakh law/limitation)

Inter-Export LLC v Townley & anor [2017] EWHC 530 (Ch) (fraud)

In re Hand’s Will Trust [2017] Ch 449 (human rights)

Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc & ors v Zhunus & ors [2014] EWCA Civ 381 (freezing orders)

Phillips v Fryer [2013] BCC 176 (derivative claim);
NMBS v Bellamy & anor [2013] EWCA Civ 452; [2012] EWHC 2563 (Ch) (guarantees)

Cooke v Hopper [2012] EWCA Civ 175 (agent’s commission)

Bibby Financial Services & anor v Magson & ors [2011] EWHC 2495 (guarantees/delivery of deeds)

Close Invoice Finance v Watts [2009] EWCA Civ 1182 (guarantees)

Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance v Melia [2009] EWHC 1114 (fraud/contempt)

DCD Factors Plc v Ramada Trading Ltd [2008] Bus LR 654 (letter of credit fraud)


Caudle v LD Law Ltd [2008] 1 WLR 1540 (letters of administration/conversion)

Davies v Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc [2007] EWCA Civ 594 (defamation)

Barnes v Handf Acceptances Ltd & ors [2005] EWCA Civ 314 (abuse of process/pleadings)

Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Paulin [2005] BCC 927, [2005] 2 BCLC 667 (director's disqualification)

Fortis Bank SA v Trenwick International [2005] EWHC 399 (estoppel)

Liquidator of Marini Ltd v Dickenson & ors [2004] BCC 172 (repayment of unlawful dividends)

LG Electronics Inc v Clevo Computer Company & ors (2004) Ch D (IT patents)

Padden v Arbuthnot Pensions & Investments Ltd [2004] EWCA Civ 582 (declaratory relief)

Hill v Bailey [2004] 1 All ER 1210 (costs)

Lakah Group v Al Jazeera [2002] EWHC 2500 (defamation)

Salvidge v Hussein [1999] BPIR 4 (insolvency/evidence)


Soleimany v Soleimany [1998] 3 WLR 811 (arbitration/illegality)

Jonathan was a speaker at English Law Week in Russia, St Petersburg Conference, November 2019 on Recent decisions of the English court on security for costs against Russian claimants. Previously he has been a member of the Bar Council Mission to Kazakhstan 2015; selected to address the Kazakh Bar Association on Interim Relief In support of International Commercial Arbitrations.