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Karyl Nairn QC

London, UK Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Arbitration (International) , Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
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Arbitration (International) - Europe-wide

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Described as "powerful and dynamic," Karyl Nairn QC has an impressive reputation for her activity advising key corporate clients and investors on a range of arbitration cases. Sources deem her to be "outstanding - commercially astute and fantastic with clients."
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Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration - UK

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Karyl Nairn QC has a stellar reputation for her commercial arbitration practice. She acts in high-value disputes seated across the world, including Istanbul and the BVI. She also comes highly recommended for her investor-state practice and often accepts appointments as arbitrator.
"She is poised and really gains the trust of the tribunal." "She is outstanding - commercially astute and fantastic with clients." "I think Karyl is absolutely outstanding."
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Arbitration (International) - Global Market Leaders

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The"supreme" Karyl Nairn QC is described by sources as "extremely diligent, dedicated to her work and clients." She is skilled at managing complex investment treaty arbitration for sovereign states.
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Karyl Nairn QC is global co-head of Skadden’s International Litigation and Arbitration Group. She focuses on complex international commercial arbitration and litigation, as well as investment treaty arbitration, acting for governments and corporations across a range of industry sectors, including finance and banking, oil and gas, commodities, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.

Ms. Nairn is regularly appointed as counsel or arbitrator in complex international disputes in cases conducted under the auspices of leading international arbitral institutions. In addition to her advocacy work in arbitrations, she manages complex cross-border litigation and investigation matters with particular experience in joint venture/shareholder issues and disputes arising out of complex M&A transactions.

Some of her recent work includes advising as lead counsel NextEra Energy Global Holdings BV and NextEra Energy Spain Holdings BV in the successful prosecution of ICSID claims under the Energy Charter Treaty.

Professional Memberships

Ms. Nairn is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and currently serves on the Appointments Committee of ICC Australia. She has been a member of the LCIA Court since 2016 and was appointed as a vice president in 2019. She served as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 1999 to 2015, including as a vice president.

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