Nick is a senior associate in the Energy & Natural Resources Group and has a wide range of experience advising traders, banks and suppliers on dispute resolution and operational issues relating to their trading, financing and shipping of physical commodities.
He has acted for clients in disputes in the English High Court, on cross-border litigation and on arbitrations under trade rules such as GAFTA and LMAA. He also has experience of advising clients on international arbitrations under LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL rules.
Nick’s non-contentious work focuses on assisting clients to manage their legal and operational risks, in particular in the context of oil pollution, licensing requirements and anti-bribery and corruption. He has also drafted various forms of trade, transportation and storage agreements, including GTCs for the sale and purchase of marine fuels, iron ore and coal, charterparties and warehouse agreements. Nick also has experience of LNG trading documentation, having reviewed and negotiated a large number of LNG MSPAs.
Nick has undertaken client secondments at two global banks and a commodities trader.