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Click here to enlarge.   Nigel BLACKABY QC IAI Member   
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
700 13th Street, NW - 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005-3960
Tel: +1.202.777.4500
Fax: +1.202.777.4555

Languages   English (native); French, Spanish, Portuguese (fluent)
Nationality   UK
Bar Admission   Solicitor, England & Wales - 1993
Special Legal Consultant District of Columbia - 2009
Queen's Counsel - 2020
Education   College of Law, Chester (1990); University of Exeter (LLB (European) - 1989); Université Aix-Marseille III (Diplôme universitaire en droit privé - 1988)
Adjunct Professor of Law - American University of Washington College of Law, Washington DC
as Arbitrator  
Tribunal member in several international arbitration proceedings, under ICC, ICDR, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules.
as Counsel  
Numerous international arbitration proceedings under the Rules of LCIA, ICC, AAA, ICSID, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and Zurich Chamber of Commerce (ZHK) (financial services, oil & gas, water concessions, and contractual matters, with a particular focus on Latin America and investor-state disputes)
Relating to  
• Co-author of fourth, fifth and sixth editions of leading text, "Redfern and Hunter on International Arbitration" (Oxford, 2015) [Spanish edition “Teoria y practica del Arbitraje Comercial Internacional” (Aranzadi, 2006) and Argentine edition (La Ley, 2007).])

• Co-author of Guide to ICSID Arbitration (Kluwer, 2010) (with L. Reed, J. Paulsson)

• Co-author and Co-editor, International Arbitration in Latin America (Kluwer, 2003)(co-edited with D. Lindsey and A. Spinillo)

• "Utilities, Government Regulations and Energy Investment Arbitrations" in "GAR The Guide to Energy Arbitrations" on (2017)

• "Practical Issues relating to the Use of Expert Evidence in Investment Arbitration" Vol. 31(3), ICSID Review - Foreign Investment Law Journal, 1 Oct. 2016, (with A. Wilbraham) 655

• "• “Regulatory change in oil and gas arbitration: The Latin American Experience," The Leading Practitioners’ Guide to International Oil and Gas Arbitration (2015) (with C. Richard)

• "Consideraciones sobre la aplicación del principio Iura novit curia en el arbitraje comercial internacional" (with Ricardo Chirinos), (2013) 6 Anuario Colombiano de Derecho Internacional (ACDI) at 77 "Energy Investment Disputes in Latin America: A Historical Perspective" in "Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers 2013" (B. Nijhoff, 2015)

• "Witness Preparation – A Key to Effective Advocacy in International Arbitration," Arbitration Advocacy in Changing Times, ICCA Congress Series No 15 at 118 (Kluwer 2011)

• "Amicus curiae: a panacea for legitimacy in Investment Arbitration? Perception and Reality" in "The Backlash against Investment Arbitration" (Kluwer, 2010) 253 (with C. Richard)

• "Direct and re-direct examination of the Witnesses" in "The Art of Advocacy in International Arbitration" (Oceana, 2010)

• "ICSID Denunciation:a storm in a teacup?" in 2010(1) Cahiers de l’arbitrage / Paris J. Int'l Arb. 45

• "Arbitrabilidad de Diferencias no Contractuales" in El Arbitraje Comercial Internacional – Estudio de la Convención de Nueva York con motivo de su 50º aniversario" (Abeledo Perrot, 2008)

• "Alternativas de Reparación en el arbitraje internacional de inversiones: un debate entre la teoria y la practica," in Anuario Colombiano de Derecho Internacional (Universidad del Rosario), 2008 (with A.C. Garcia)

• "La importancia de la forma y del alcance de la decisión arbitral para su ejecución," in Arbitraje Internacional - Tensiones Actuales 171 (F. Mantilla-Serrano ed., Legis, 2007)

• "Investment Arbitration and Commercial Arbitration (or the Tale of the Dolphin and the Shark)" in Pervasive Problems in International Arbitration (Kluwer, 2006)

• "El arbitraje según los tratodos de inversión y los capítulos de inversión en los tratados de libre comercio," in El Contrato de Arbitraje 285 (E. Silva-Romero ed. 2005)

• "Investment Treaty Arbitration," in Bernstein's Handbook of Arbitration Practice (2003)(with L. Paradell)

• "Arbitration in Latin America: Was Carlos Calvo misunderstood?," in Who's Who Legal Commercial Arbitration 3 (2003)

• "Public Interest and Investment Treaty Arbitration," in Investment Treaties and Arbitration, ASA Special Series No. 19, at 145 (G. Kaufmann-Kohler and B. Stucki eds., 2002)

• " Arbitration and Brazil: A Foreign Perspective," 17 Arb. Int’l 129 (2001)

• "Commercial Arbitration in Latin America," Latin Law. Rev. 2001

• "La nueva legislación sobre arbitraje de Inglaterra," Jurisprudencia Argentina No. 6116, at 32 (1998)

• "The English Court's Assistance to Overseas Arbitration," 13 Arb. Int’l 431 (1997)
with France  
Practised in Paris 2000-2008

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