Clients and peers describe Nicole Duclos as “one of the best prepared international arbitration lawyers one is likely to meet.” She represents clients in international commercial and investment arbitration, as well as transnational litigation.
In Latin America, Ms. Duclos is “an established favourite with clients and local co-counsel alike,” who describe her as “simply the best: meticulous, on top of everything, and with great knowledge of arbitration proceedings as well as the idiosyncrasies of Latin America.”*
Ms. Duclos has acted as counsel and advisor in international commercial arbitrations under the ICC, UNCITRAL, ICDR and AAA rules, as well as in investment treaty disputes under the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules.
Her experience spans construction, energy, mining, agroindustry, and finance, among other industries. She has published on international arbitration and is a regular speaker on commercial and investment treaty arbitration.
- Harvard Law School, LL.M.
- Universidad de Valparaíso, LL.B.
Bar Admissions : Chile, New York.
Representative Matters :
- European and American technology companies in an ICDR arbitration, and related litigation, arising from a patent infringement dispute.
- A Korean engineering and construction company in a dispute with a South American State agency arising from a lump-sum contract for the engineering and construction of a major infrastructure project in South America.
- A Peruvian mining company in an ICC arbitration against US EPCM and EP contractors in a dispute arising from the design and construction of a copper concentrator and molybdenum plant in South America.
- A Korean engineering and construction company in an ICC arbitration against its Brazilian joint venture partner in connection with the construction of a major infrastructure project in South America.
- A Chilean engineering and construction company in a dispute against a supplier of materials for the construction of an infrastructure project in Chile.
- A Korean engineering and construction company in an ICC arbitration against another Korean engineering and construction company, as well as its Latin American subsidiaries, in a dispute arising from the construction of a power plant in South America.
- The Peruvian subsidiary of a Chinese mining company in an ICC arbitration against a Chinese supplier of equipment for a copper project in Peru.
- A leading Brazilian food company in a dispute against a French fund arising from two contracts for the sale and purchase of carbon emissions.
Memberships and Affiliations :
- Member, IBA Arbitration Guidelines and Rules Subcommittee’s Steering Group, IBA Arbitration Committee
- New York State Bar Association (International Section)
- American Bar Association (Section of International Law)
- International Bar Association
Previous Experience :
- Senior Associate in the international arbitration group of a major international law firm.
- Associate in the litigation department of a major New York law firm.
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