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Mike Kushner


Mike is an associate in the litigation team in Jersey, specialising in commercial disputes.

Mike's fields of activity include international arbitration, mediation, expert determination and cross-border litigation. He also works with transactional colleagues supporting deals by reviewing litigation risks, negotiating the transfer of litigation assets and mitigating post-acquisition fall-out. He has experience supporting clients in the energy, infrastructure and financial services sectors.


Mike qualified as an attorney in South Africa in 2019, following two years of articles in the dispute resolution team at a boutique Cape Town firm. Mike has also worked in England as an associate in the commercial disputes team of an international firm, where he managed the firm's Africa and Israel desks and was the lead associate in the first reported case in English law to consider the rectification of a collective bargaining agreement (Nexus v National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers and another [2021] EWHC 1388 (Ch)).

Mike has broad experience including the resolution of cross-border post-acquisition disputes relating to warranty claims and deferred consideration, advising clients in exiting long term contractual relationships and successful migration and establishment of new international supply chains. He has also acted for both private and public sector clients in ad hoc and institutional international arbitrations.

Mike holds a BSc (financial modelling) (UNISA), LLB (University of Cape Town), BPhil (cum laude) (Maritime Studies) (Stellenbosch University) and MPhil (cum laude) (Maritime Studies) (Stellenbosch University). He is a certified commercial mediator (University of Cape Town) and an Associate of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Over the last several years Mike has been a regular guest lecturer at Stellenbosch University on Incoterms and other topics relating to international trade.

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