Nils Eliasson

Nils Eliasson
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Nils Eliasson is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s international arbitration group. He acts as counsel or arbitrator in commercial and investment treaty disputes, both institutional (HKIAC, ICC, SIAC, LCIA, CIETAC, VIAC, DIS, SCC), and ad hoc under UNCITRAL arbitration rules.

Nils has extensive experience in disputes related to the oil and gas, power (including nuclear), infrastructure, construction and engineering, telecommunications, and real estate sectors, as well as joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and licencing disputes. He also handles investment treaty arbitrations under bilateral investment treaties or the Energy Charter Treaty.

Trained in Sweden, Nils has been based in Hong Kong and China for the past eight years and represents a number of Chinese state-owned enterprises and private companies. He is a member of the HKIAC Council, the decision-making and governing body of the HKIAC, and the chairman of the HKIAC Proceedings Committee. He serves as chair of the HKIAC Rules Revision Committee. He is also a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and of various ICC task forces.

Nils has written and spoken extensively on a variety of topics, in particular investment in China and the Chinese investment treaty programme. He has also served as an associated expert in the international trade law division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (then functioning as the secretariat of the UNCITRAL).

Nils holds a PhD and a Master of Laws from the University of Lund, as well as a certificate in comparative and international law from the University of Utrecht. Admitted in Hong Kong and Sweden, he speaks Swedish, English and German.

WWL says: Nils Eliasson comes "highly recommended" thanks to his "practical approach and strong legal mindset".

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