Mikhail’s work focus is complex commercial disputes, often in the context of insolvency and judgment enforcement. These frequently involve the Commercial Court of the Eastern Caribbean, as based in the British Virgin islands.
An experienced commercial trouble-shooter, he was General Counsel for the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority for over a year, where he oversaw implementation planning for wholescale regulatory regime change in the Eastern Caribbean.
Early in his career he spent two years as a Legal Officer at the Commonwealth Secretariat headquartered in London, where he supported and advised on several capacity-building and technical assistance exercises across the Commonwealth. He was involved in the delivery of training to the Nigerian Judiciary (on Civil Recovery and Forfeiture) and the conducting of an evaluation of the Seychelles Anti-Corruption legislation and machinery.
In addition to the British Virgin Islands, Mikhail is admitted in Saint Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia. As such, he is ideally suited to the firm’s practice across and throughout the Region. He is not admitted to practice in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and where he works in a support role.
He also advises on matters of Vincentian and Saint Lucian corporate, regulatory and AML/CFT law. As with the rest of this firm, unpicking, and then fixing, legacy issues generated by the breakdown in fiduciary relationships is familiar territory to Mikhail.
Mikhail is a decorated martial artist, holding black belts in Taekwondo (Third Degree) and Shotokan Karate (Second Degree) and has represented Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the finals of the Pan American Games, Central American and Caribbean Games, Cuban Open, Dominican Republic Open and the US Open among others.
In addition, he practices Brazilian Jiu – Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, is a trained close protection officer / bodyguard and also enjoys cricket.
He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and is a founding member of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Chapter of the Chartered Institute.