Nicholas Fletcher KC is a specialist in International Arbitration and now sits exclusively as an arbitrator.
Ranked as a “Leading Individual” in International Arbitration by The Legal 500, Chambers and Who’s Who Legal, Nic is described as “confident and knowledgeable” and “praised for his ability to stay on top of the detail“. Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2014 (now King’s Counsel), he has been active in the arbitration of international commercial disputes for 40 years. He is admitted to practice in England and Wales and in New York.
Having trained at the Bar, Nic practised for several years at Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens in New York before joining Clifford Chance, where he became a partner in the firm’s highly-ranked international arbitration practice. In 2009, he took over as Head of International Arbitration at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, developing and leading that firm’s international arbitration practice.
Nic has experience of arbitrations conducted under a wide variety of institutional and procedural rules. He has served extensively as chair and as sole arbitrator, as well as a party-nominated arbitrator. has handled numerous LCIA and ICC disputes, as well as matters under the rules of the AAA, SIAC, SCC, DIFC and the DIAC. He has also acted as arbitrator on an ad hoc basis under the UNCITRAL Rules and the Arbitration Act, 1996. He has dealt as both arbitrator and counsel with cases involving a wide range of national laws, including those of England, New York, France, Spain, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Ukraine and the UAE. He has particular experience of acting as arbitrator in complex and high value energy disputes, corporate investment, joint venture and financing disputes, life sciences and offshore engineering and technology and construction matters. Nic has also been appointed to Sports Resolutions’ Legal Arbitrator Panel.
Nic is the reporter for England & Wales for the Institute of Transnational Arbitration and Consultant Editor of a Commentary on the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration (OUP). He is a member of the ICC Commission and the ICC’s Task Force on the New York Convention. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy.
“He looks at matters with a strong legal and strong commercial sense.” “He is prepared and efficient.” “He writes beautifully and is well organised.” – Chambers & Partners, 2022 (International Arbitration: Arbitrators)
“A superb chairman. On top of every detail and extremely user-friendly as well as scrupulous in consulting his co-arbitrators.” – Legal 500, 2022 (International Arbitration: Arbitrators)
“He handles arbitrations in an orderly and clear fashion and is fair dealing with the parties.” “He is absolutely fantastic and has a lovely manner. He has gravitas and commands the room.” – Chambers & Partners, 2021 (International Arbitration: Arbitrators)
“He is an excellent and fair-minded arbitrator who fully appreciates both the legal and commercial aspects of disputes.” – Legal 500, 2021 (International Arbitration: Arbitrators)
Ranked as a “Leading Individual” in International Arbitration and “a well-rounded, excellent lawyer and arbitrator” who is a “pleasure to work with” by The Legal 500 and Chambers. Who’s Who Legal describes Nic as “confident and knowledgeable” and “praised for his ability to stay on top of the detail”. Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2014, he has been active in the arbitration of international commercial disputes for over 35 years. He is admitted to practice in England and Wales and in New York.
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