Nicholas Tse is an experienced advocate with a diverse client portfolio representing governments, multinationals, banks, and financial institutions.
He heads the worldwide international arbitration team at Brown Rudnick and leads the Firm’s MENA Practice Group, but is also active in advising governments and corporates on risk allocation and management for major projects and transactions, especially in developing countries and emerging markets, and he is a problem-solver often instructed to negotiate both contracts and solutions in complex situations.
He also possesses strong experience in the construction and financing of major infrastructure (including energy), and marine and defence assets.
His notable experience in the field includes work on major projects, transactions, and/or disputes related to the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bermuda, Brazil, BVI, Canada, Cayman Islands, Bangladesh, Chad, China, Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Isle of Man, Latvia, Jersey, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Russia & the CIS, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, St. Kitts & Nevis, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, UK, US, Vietnam, and Yemen.
A major strength of the service Nicholas & his team offer is rooted in their multi-cultural analytical abilities as lawyers who are qualified in both common law and civil law. Their personal knowledge of the principles, and differences of approach between these 2 major systems of law provides insight and reassurance for clients from civil law backgrounds and helps them understand better certain common law behaviours, and vice versa.
He has also tried cases offshore in Bermuda, the BVI, Cayman, Jersey, and the DIFC Courts, acting as counsel in a number of high profile cases before the DIFC Courts and the Dubai World Tribunal, and arbitrations in London, Paris, New York, Geneva and Dubai.
Nicholas is bilingual and dual qualified as an English barrister and French Avocat, and frequently handles matters in both French & English.
He is also admitted to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and the DIFC Courts, and has handled a number of significant multi-jurisdictional offshore matters.
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