Nicholas Fletcher QC is a prominent figure in arbitration who receives widespread praise for his impressive work on energy, joint venture and construction disputes.
Nic Fletcher QC was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2014. He has been active in the arbitration of international commercial disputes for over 35 years. Nic is admitted to practise in England and Wales, and in New York. After training as a barrister, he practised for several years 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 now sits full-time as an 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, DIFC-LCIA 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, Afghanistan and the UAE. He has particular experience of arbitrating energy disputes, corporate, joint venture and financing disputes, pharmaceutical disputes, offshore engineering and technology and construction matters.
Nic acts frequently as chair and as sole arbitrator, as well as a member of a three-person tribunal.
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, the ICC, the IBA and ICCA. He is a member of the panel of arbitrators of a number of international arbitral institutions.