Dr Patricia Nacimiento is co-head of the German disputes team of Herbert Smith Freeehills. Her focus lies in disputes in the areas of construction, post-M&A, energy and general commercial disputes. Moreover, Patricia Nacimiento specialises in investment arbitration where she represents both states and investors.
As a party representative, she has conducted over 120 arbitration proceedings under the rules of numerous arbitration institutions such as ICSID, ICC, CIETAC, ICA, DIS, LCIA and ICDR, as well as ad hoc proceedings. As of 2007, the German government has appointed her to the roaster of arbitrators and conciliators of the German panel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). She is also regularly appointed as an arbitrator and has led numerous international ICC, DIS and ad hoc arbitration proceedings as a chairperson, sole arbitrator or party appointed arbitrator.
For years Patricia has been listed as a leading disputes expert in the renowned rankings. She regularly publishes essays and is co-editor of leading arbitration manuals, including Arbitration in Germany – Law and Practice, (ed Böckstiegel, Kröll, Nacimiento; Kluwer, 2007) and Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: A Global Commentary on the New York Convention (ed. Kronke, Nacimiento, Kronke, Otto, Port; Kluwer, 2010.
Patricia gives lectures on arbitration at the universities of Heidelberg, Frankfurt and Saarbrücken. A native German speaker, Patricia is also fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and French.
WWL says: Patricia Nacimiento is "really excellent, particularly in investment treaty and public policy arbitrations".
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