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Provided by Timothy G Nelson

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Experienced advocate in international commercial/investment disputes, including international arbitration before ICSID, ICC, ICDR, SIAC, HKIAC, LCIA, JAMS, and UNCITRAL in major arbitral seats (NY, London, Singapore, The Hague, Paris, Washington, HK). As lead counsel, handles disputes across sectors: (oil/gas, renewable/solar/nuclear), banking, M&A, telecommunications/satellites, aviation, infrastructure and engineering, hotel/hospitality, pharmaceutical, retail and sports/motor racing. Commercial arbitration experience covers wide areas of legal issues (contract, fraud, corporate governance, trust and fiduciary issues), and disputes arising under the 1980 Vienna Convention on the Sale of Goods. Handles numerous public international law disputes, including representing arbitration clients in Bilateral Investment Treaty and multilateral treaty (ECT, ASEAN) cases before ICSID and UNCITRAL tribunals involving expropriation and unfair investor treatment by sovereigns. Frequently handles U.S. litigation involving large cross-border commercial disputes and sovereign/diplomatic immunity, Helms-Burton, Alien Tort Claims Act/TVPA, "Section 1782" discovery, Federal Arbitration Act, judicial assistance (Hague Evidence Convention; Hague Service Convention), international judgment and arbitral award enforcement. Co-editor/co-author, Take the Witness: Cross-Examination in International Arbitration, frequent commentator on award enforcement, treaty law, quantum issues.

Personal

BA, University of New South Wales, Australia, 1990; LLB, University of New South Wales Law School, Australia, 1990; BCL, University of Oxford, 1997 (John Morris Prize for Conflict of Laws).

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International Arbitration: Counsel - USA
3
Band 3

Timothy Nelson's practice includes appearing in both investment treaty and commercial arbitrations.
"Timothy is a good lawyer and is very knowledgeable." "He is a very capable guy."


Arbitration (International) - Latin America - International Counsel
5
Band 5

Timothy Nelson remains a well-respected figure in the Latin American international arbitration sphere. He employs his considerable knowledge of public international law to assist corporate clients with a range of noteworthy commercial and investment treaty arbitration cases throughout the region.

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