4 New Square Chambers has announced that Lionel Nichols has joined chambers as of 1st November 2022.
Lionel Nichols specialises in international and cross-border disputes, focusing on commercial litigation, international arbitration, public international law, private international law and human rights.
Prior to joining Chambers, Lionel was a partner in a Band 1 litigation and arbitration team in London.
Lionel has experience advising and acting for sovereign States, corporations, NGOs and individuals before a wide range of international courts and tribunals. He has worked on cases heard by all levels of the English courts (including the Supreme Court, the Privy Council, the Court of Appeal and the High Court) and by international tribunals under all of the major institutional arbitral rules, including ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SCC, UNCITRAL and CIArb. He has also acted on matters before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the European Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
Lionel also sits as an arbitrator and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Lionel Nichols said: “I am delighted to be joining so many talented colleagues at 4 New Square Chambers. I look forward to continuing to develop my international and cross-border practice, particularly in public international law, investment treaty arbitration and commercial arbitration.”
Head of Chambers, Nicholas Bacon KC said “It is a real pleasure to welcome Lionel to 4 New Square Chambers. Lionel will add yet further depth and strength to our established standing as a leading set in international arbitration and commercial law as well as our broader public international law offering. I am sure he will enjoy every success here.”