Nigel is a partner in the international arbitration group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and is head of the Latin America dispute resolution group, based in Paris.
Nigel acts as counsel and arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations with a particular focus on Latin American commercial arbitration and arbitrations under investment treaties. He has represented foreign investors in Latin America and Latin American corporations in arbitration proceedings under the auspices of ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA and AAA in both the English and Spanish languages. The disputes have arisen out of sectors as diverse as financial services, telecommunications, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, metal refraction, tobacco, oil and gas and water concessions. He is currently representing several foreign investors in arbitrations arising out of the Argentine crisis.
Nigel is an editor of Arbitration International, founder of the Young International Arbitration Group and a member of the executive of the LCIA Latin America Users' Committee. He is editor and co-author of International Arbitration in Latin America (Kluwer, 2003), co-author of A Guide to ICSID Arbitration (Kluwer, 2004) and co-author of the fourth edition of Redfern & Hunter Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (Thomson Sweet & Maxwell, 2004).
Nigel is also a visiting lecturer on arbitration at the University of Paris-I Sorbonne. Nigel speaks English, French, Spanish and some Portuguese and has law degrees from the University of Exeter (UK) and Aix-Marseille III (France).