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Our 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, the arbitrators who will be deciding the cases, teach at major universities, and are regularly sought out as speakers in international conferences. We have represented clients in Europe, Asia, North America, and Latin America in matters such as multi-million dollar infrastructure and commercial disputes, arbitration under rules such as ICSID, ICC, IACAC/CIAC, AAA/ICDR, and UNCITRAL, and 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. Our experience spans industries including construction, energy, infrastructure, financial institutions, and 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. Our capabilities include structuring investments to take advantage of investment treaty protections, creating strategies to avoid disputes, negotiating settlements, and 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 energy, construction, corporate, and 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. Our experience includes joint ventures, shareholder agreements, M&A agreements, financial transactions, construction, project management, and distribution agreements. 

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Our construction arbitration attorneys 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. Our experience includes power and energy facilities, airports and seaports, transportation facilities, highspeed, space and technology infrastructure, utility facilities, and corporate disputes. 

The team has handled projects of all scale and complexity, with many multi-billion-dollar projects spawning high-optics “mega-claims."
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Our 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 litigate or 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, and project financing agreements. Our team further files and responds to liens, bonding, and insurance requirements.

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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 infrastructure development firms in every major country in Latin America. Our multicultural team advises clients in Spanish, English, and Portuguese across regional arbitration centers including international commercial and treaty arbitration before arbitration panels including ICSID, ICC, AAA/ICDR, UNICTRAL and others. We handle construction, infrastructure, telecommunications, regulatory disputes, and enforcement actions throughout the region.

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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