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Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"A very experienced and well-respected arbitrator"
"Really impressive, especially in the construction arena"
"He is superb"

Biography

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 wide range of national laws across Europe, North America and the Middle East. He has particular experience of arbitrating high value energy disputes, corporate, joint venture and financing disputes, pharmaceutical disputes, offshore engineering and technology and construction matters.

Nic is in great demand as a tribunal chair and sole arbitrator, as well as a member of a three-person tribunal.

Nic is consultant editor of OUP’s Commentary on the IBA Rules of Evidence. He is a member of the ICC’s task force on the New York Convention; the ICC’s Commission on Arbitration and the board of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy. He is the rapporteur for England and Wales for the ITA, and a member of the LCIA, the ICC, the IBA and ICCA.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Nicholas Fletcher QC is a highly regarded arbitration silk, whom peers laud as "a really impressive practitioner".

Biography

Nicholas Fletcher QC 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 LLP. After 23 years at Clifford Chance, Nic led the arbitration practice at Berwin Leighton Paisner. In 2014 he joined 4 New Square and now sits full-time as an arbitrator.

Nic has conducted arbitrations under a 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, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. He has particular experience of arbitrating energy disputes, corporate, joint venture and financing disputes, pharmaceutical disputes, offshore engineering and technology/construction matters.

Nic has acted as arbitrator in over 50 cases. He is frequently asked to sit as chair or  sole arbitrator, as well as a member of three-person tribunals.

Nic is Consultant Editor of OUP’s Commentary on the IBA Rules of Evidence, a member of the ICC’s task force on the New York Convention, the ICC’s Commission on Arbitration and the Board of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy. He is the rapporteur for England & Wales for the ITA and a member of the LCIA, the ICC, the IBA and ICCA.

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