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Nigel Blackaby QC

Washington, DC, USA Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : International Arbitration , Arbitration (International) , Public International Law
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International Arbitration - USA

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Nigel Blackaby QC is widely regarded by sources as "one of the top investment treaty lawyers." He offers a wealth of experience acting for both investors and states and is particularly esteemed for his expertise in Latin America matters. Clients note: "Nigel is an incredibly talented lawyer. His instincts are great, he knows the players and is a very skilful lawyer."
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Arbitration (International) - Latin America-wide

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Nigel Blackaby QC is "the biggest name that comes to mind for arbitration involving Latin America," one market commentator claims. Another source remarks: "Nigel is incredibly knowledgeable and has an expertise second to none. He is the grandfather of Latin American arbitration and is really the best there is." Clients look to him for his unmatched experience handling some of the most high-profile and important commercial and investment treaty arbitration cases throughout the region.
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Arbitration (International) - Global Market Leaders

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Nigel Blackaby QC is considered by sources to be one of the "top lawyers in the investment arbitration field." Blackaby's practice encompasses both North and South America, seeing him advise both private entities and sovereign states. One client emphasises that he is an"extraordinarily skilled advocate who can convey and persuade with incredible ease."
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Public International Law - Global Market Leaders

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Nigel Blackaby QC is considered by sources to be one of the "top lawyers in the investment arbitration field." Blackaby's practice encompasses both North and South America, seeing him advise both private entities and sovereign states. One client emphasises that he is an"extraordinarily skilled advocate who can convey and persuade with incredible ease."
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International Arbitration - USA

Foreign Expertise in Latin America-wide

Nigel Blackaby QC is widely regarded by sources as "one of the top investment treaty lawyers." He offers a wealth of experience acting for both investors and states and is particularly esteemed for his expertise in Latin America matters. Clients note: "Nigel is an incredibly talented lawyer. His instincts are great, he knows the players and is a very skilful lawyer."
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Nigel is global Co-head of Freshfields' international arbitration group and Co-head of the Latin America group. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 100 ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, both commercial and investor-state in English, Spanish and French with a focus on natural resources and Latin America.

Publications

Nigel is the co-author of the leading texts "Redfern and Hunter on International Arbitration" (OUP 2015), "A Guide to ICSID Arbitration" (Kluwer, 2010), and "International Arbitration in Latin America" (Kluwer, 2003).

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