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Timothy G. Nelson

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Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


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Counsel and advocate in international litigation and arbitration; have practiced in three countries and have decades of experience in Manhattan litigation practice.

Represent clients in a variety of disputes involving cross-border and international law issues, including arbitration before international bodies such as the American Arbitration Association/ International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), JAMS and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and tribunals constituted under the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission of International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). I have handled disputes involving contracts, international trusts, partnerships (limited and general) and corporate law, as well as cases falling under the 1980 Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. I have been involved in litigation arising under the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA), the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and the 1965 Hague Convention on Service of Process. I also advise sovereign and corporate clients on public international law issues, including under multilateral treaties, such as NAFTA; bilateral investment treaties (BITS); and other international trade/investment agreements. Regularly participate (as a judge/arbitrator) in the Skadden FDI Moot Competition, an annual investor-state themed moot between law schools from different countries; keen student of history and film, loyal expatriate supporter of the Australian cricket team.