Nicholas Fletcher QC

Nicholas Fletcher QC
Lincoln's Inn
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Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Nic Fletcher QC was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2014. He has been active in the arbitration of international commercial disputes for over 30 years. Nic is admitted to practise in England and Wales, and in New York. After training as a barrister, he practised at Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens in New York, before becoming a partner in the international arbitration team at Clifford Chance. After 23 years at Clifford Chance, Nic joined Berwin Leighton Paisner to lead its arbitration practice. In December 2014 he joined 4 New Square and sits exclusively as an independent arbitrator.

Nic has conducted arbitrations under a wide range of institutional and procedural rules. He has handled numerous LCIA and ICC disputes, as well as matters under the rules of UNCITRAL, AAA, SIAC, SCC, LCIA-DIFC and DIAC. He has dealt with cases involving investment treaties and a range of national laws, including England, New York, France, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Cyprus, Alberta and the UAE. He has particular experience of arbitrating energy disputes, corporate, joint venture and financing disputes, offshore engineering and technology and construction matters.

As arbitrator, Nic has served on numerous panels, and acted extensively as chair and as sole arbitrator.

Nic sits on the ICC’s task force on the New York Convention, ICC UK’s Committee on Arbitration and the executive committee of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy. He is the rapporteur for England for the ITA and a member of the LCIA, ICC, IBA and ICCA. He is a member of the panel of arbitrators of a number of international arbitral institutions.

WWL says: International arbitration specialist Nicholas Fletcher QC is "highly recommended as a top QC with significant experience as an arbitrator".

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