Nicholas is a Partner in the international specialist construction, engineering and energy lawyers Fenwick Elliott LLP, where he conducts a mix of international dispute resolution and projects work. A solicitor advocate and chartered surveyor, his dual qualifications provide a layer of expertise that adds a practical level to his work. He acts for contractors, employers and governments in the building, construction, engineering, infrastructure, transport, nuclear, energy, oil and gas, technology and process engineering sectors.
Nicholas’ dispute resolution experience spans litigation, arbitration (ICC, LCIA, DIFC, DIAC, SIAC, ICSID, AAA LMAA, CIMAR and ad hoc UNCITRAL), adjudication, DAB/DRB/DAAB, mediation, early neutral evaluation and expert determination. He regularly acts as lead mediator in multiparty, multimillion disputes, conducting more than 100 mediations, and is a CEDR Chambers lead mediator.
He is a Registered Legal Practitioner in the UAE and DIFC Dubai Court. Nicholas is a FIDIC certified adjudicator and sits on international dispute boards and as arbitrator. Currently he chairs the five- member panel of adjudicators for CERN’s expansion programme and is a DAB member at the ITER Fusion for Energy project in France.
Nicholas is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London and Vice President of the ICC’s Arbitration Commission. He is President Elect of the DRBF and past Chairman of the Society of Construction Law. The IBA’s International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers Today, listed Nicholas as one of the ‘ten most highly regarded individuals internationally for construction law’.