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The multicultural and multilingual team of legal professionals use their experience to aid clients in their international arbitration needs. We serve on both sides of the arbitration process, acting as advocates and as arbitrators, as well as neutrals in other variants of alternative dispute resolution, such as dispute review board proceedings.  Our team is deeply involved with the major arbitral institutions, we know the arbitrators who will be deciding the cases, teach in major universities, and are regularly sought out as speakers in international conferences. We have represented clients throughout the world including Europe, Asia, North America, and Latin America in matters such as:

  • Multimillion-dollar infrastructure and commercial disputes 
  • Arbitration under numerous rules such as ICSID, ICC, IACAC/CIAC, AAA/ICDR, UNCITRAL, and more
  • Enforcement proceedings in domestic courts

Our team’s vast collective experience serves to further the interest of our clients effectively in domestic and international courts.

Nelson Mullins handles commercial arbitrations for numerous private and public sector clients under all major international arbitration rules around the world, including the ICC, AAA/ICDR, UNCITRAL, LCIA, IACAC and others as well as ad hoc arbitrations. Our arbitration lawyers serve as counsel for both claimants and respondents, and routinely sit as arbitrators. Our experience provides us insights into the selection of arbitrators, obtaining or defending against interim or provisional measures, presentation of evidence, oral advocacy, and post-award enforcement issues. We also represent parties in arbitration related matters in domestic courts including seeking to confirm or annul arbitration awards and obtaining discovery from third parties. Experience in:

  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Financial institutions
  • Telecommunications

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Nelson Mullins attorneys work at preventing and resolving treaty disputes. The team represents investors, states, and state-owned entities in investment treaty arbitrations under both ICSID rules and ad hoc UNICTRAL arbitrations.  We understand the political, financial, and legal issues that affect treaty disputes and know the most important international arbitrators in the field. We advise on pre-dispute strategies to protect investments through post award enforcement proceedings.  The team has been involved in important disputes involving renewable energy, infrastructure, healthcare, housing, education, regulatory and administrative measures. Experience in:

  • Structuring investments taking advantage of investment treaty protections
  • Creating strategies to avoid disputes
  • Negotiating settlements
  • Obtaining and defending against provisional measures

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In both commercial and Investment Treaty Arbitration, our team has significant experience in industries and sectors such as:

  • Corporate disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Energy
  • Latin American disputes

The firm has extensive experience arbitrating complex corporate disputes under the rules of all major international arbitration institutions and in ad hoc arbitrations. Our experience includes advising clients well before a dispute arises, including the drafting of arbitration clauses. We also have relationships with the world’s leading advisors and experts and allows us to create a team tailored to meet a client’s specific needs. We have extensive experience with the New York Convention and the issues involving global enforcement of arbitral awards. Experience in:

  • Joint ventures, shareholder agreement, M&A agreements
  • Financial transactions
  • Construction
  • Project management
  • Distribution agreements

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Our attorneys specializing in construction arbitration have experience in arbitration proceedings, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, on complex construction projects and disputes, with heavy emphasis in public sector infrastructure and public-private partnerships.
The core team is comprised of career construction professionals, representing all facets of project delivery, whether it be the owners, multi-national contractors, concessionaires, finance entities, or other project participants, including design professionals. Experience in:

  • Power and energy facilities
  • Airports and seaports
  • Transportation facilities (road, bridges, tunnels)
  • Highspeed rail
  • Space infrastructure
  • Technology infrastructure
  • Utility facilities
  • Corporate disputes

The core team has honed its expertise on projects of all scale and complexity, with many multi-billion-dollar projects spawning high-optics “mega-claims."

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Our expert team works on behalf of various parties in energy matters, including developers, equity investors, contractors, lenders, and borrowers. Complementing our team’s deep transactional experience, we likewise litigate or and arbitrate disputes for these same clients relating to power facilities, including renewable and clean power such as for solar, wind, storage, co-generation, and other power plants and energy facilities. These matters may turn on disputes related to engineering, procurement, and construction (“EPC”) agreements, facility operation and maintenance agreements, power purchase agreements, project financing agreements, among others. Our team further files and responds to liens, bonding, and insurance requirements. Experience in:

  • Representing clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • Representing developers in disputes concerning constructions defects and impacts from projects
  • Represent renewable energy developers in commercial disputes with suppliers over the procurement of panels, inverters, and other components necessary for timely project delivery
  • Representing energy developers before administrative forums, including state utility, government contract, and environmental agency boards and commissions

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For more than two decades, our international arbitration team has advised clients throughout Latin America, ensuring that our approach to each matter, no matter how complex, is as unique and nuanced as the nations themselves. We represent corporate groups, governments, financial entities, private investors, energy companies and sophisticated infrastructure development firms. Our multicultural team advises clients in Spanish, English, and Portuguese across a wide range of disputes, including international commercial and treaty arbitration before numerous arbitration panels, including ICSID, ICC, AAA/ICDR, UNICTRAL and others. Experience in:

  • Every major country in Latin America
  • Construction, infrastructure, telecommunications, regulatory disputes in the region
  • Enforcement actions throughout the region
  • Regional arbitration centers through Latin America
  • Most important arbitrators dealing with Latin America

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  • Multicultural and multilingual team with experience with all major international arbitral institutions and rules
  • Practical business mindset seeking to deliver results in an effective and efficient manner
  • Great depth of experience with disputes involving major infrastructure projects
  • Intimate knowledge of Latin America including the regional arbitration centers