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Dario Milo
Dario Milo
Position: Partner
Practice: Dispute Resolution, Information Law
Office: Johannesburg
Telephone: +27 11 530 5232

Dario Milo is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice at Webber Wentzel.

He leads a team that focuses on corporate and tax dispute resolution, auditing and accounting regulatory work, and media and information law.

Dario is also a qualified solicitor of the High Court of England and Wales.

He is a visiting associate professor at the University of the Witwatersrand where he teaches media law, access to information law and privacy law.

Dario is the author of Defamation and Freedom of Speech, published by Oxford University Press and A Practical Guide to Media Law, published by Lexis-Nexis.

His expertise has been recognised by various international research organisations including Chambers Global (Media & Broadcasting), Legal 500 (Dispute Resolution) and Who's Who Legal (Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Regulatory Communications).

He has acted for the media in numerous high profile cases, including the defamation case brought by President Zuma against the cartoonist Zapiro, and has been lead attorney in many of the media freedom cases decided by the South African courts. Dario frequently appears for clients in Parliament, the BCCSA, the Films and Publications Board, ICASA and the ASA. Dario has B.Com, LLB and LLM degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. He also has LLM and PhD degrees from University College London.

Areas of expertise
  • Corporate and commercial dispute resolution
  • Tax dispute resolution
  • Information law including data protection, privacy law, access to information law, and confidential information
  • Reputation and crisis management
  • Regulatory work in the accounting and auditing professions
  • Print, broadcasting and electronic media law, including open justice, defamation, privacy, copyright, statutory restrictions on reporting and licensing disputes
  • Named by:
    • Chambers Global 2010 to 2017 as a ranked lawyer (Media & Broadcasting).
    • Legal 500 2012 to 2013 as a legal expert (Dispute Resolution).
    • Who's Who Legal 2010 - 2015 as a listed lawyer (Regulatory Communications and Technology, Media & Telecommunicions) and 2015 (TMT - Telecoms and Media).
  • Appointed to the editorial board of the UK's Journal of Media Law.