Mitchell is an England and Wales qualified barrister and an associate in the London office. He has experience in both international commercial and investment treaty disputes across a range of sectors. Mitchell has also been involved in proceedings under various institutional rules, including the ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules, and before the English High Court.

His recent experience includes:

  • Advising a European oil & gas company in respect of various force majeure claims arising out of Russian sanctions
  • Advising an Asian media conglomerate in relation to the purported termination of a US$1.4bn sublicence of sports broadcasting rights
  • Advising a European oil & gas company in respect of an attempt to circumvent its pre-emption rights over another participant’s interest in a JVA
  • Acting for a global mining company in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings against a Central Asian State in relation to tax and royalty disputes relating to one of the world’s largest gold-copper mines

Prior to coming to Three Crowns, Mitchell practised at leading commercial/chancery chambers in London for over five years, where he regularly appeared as sole counsel in various forums, including all three divisions of the High Court, and gained extensive experience as a trial advocate.

Mitchell graduated with first class honours in History from Durham University. He went on to complete his law conversion course at City, University of London with Distinction, where he was also awarded the Serle Court Chambers Equity and Trusts Prize. Mitchell was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn, having been awarded the Bedingfield Scholarship during his legal training, the Inn’s top merit-based award. He completed his studies at Cambridge University, obtaining a Masters in Commercial Law.