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Nick Pinder, Partner

Nick Pinder



French: Basic; German: Basic

Practice areas

  • Construction and engineering
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • International arbitration
  • Litigation and dispute management

Practice notes

Nick is a partner in our construction and engineering practice, specialising in dispute resolution and contentious work.

Nick is based in our London office with a caseload covering both domestic work (including actions in the High Court) and international work (including international arbitration). Nick spent three years on secondment to the Middle East before returning to London in 2016.

Nick's recent experience includes:

  • acting for a respondent in LCIA proceedings (EUR50m claim) in relation to the supply, installation, operation and maintenance of a gas power plant (English law, seat Zurich);
  • advising a UK listed property developer in High Court proceedings against its design team relating to defects in an iconic building. The dispute was successfully resolved through a mediation;
  • advising an energy sector client on disputes arising from its £400m thermal power project procured on the NEC3 form of contract;
  • acting for a large middle eastern bank in successfully defending ongoing High Court proceedings commenced by a Nigerian company seeking to have an arbitral award set aside under section 68 of the Arbitration Act (serious procedural irregularity);
  • advising a European company in developing a multi-jurisdictional strategy to recover payments totalling €200m from Dutch/Turkish entities following the supply of power generation equipment;
  • representing a major Qatari telecommunications company in its successful defence of ICC arbitration proceedings seated in Paris which arose out of a telecoms project in Saudi Arabia;
  • acting for the defendant in successfully defending adjudication enforcement proceedings before the Technology and Construction Court;
  • acting for two separate Qatari oil companies in successfully resolving three disputes with supply chain entities relating to multi-billion dollar construction and engineering projects;
  • advising an oil major through its warranty procedure notification process following the catastrophic failure of a sub-sea sour gas pipeline during commissioning;
  • acting for an Irish company in respect of a dispute with a UAE company in relation to prolongation, delay and disruption on an oil and gas project in the UAE;
  • advising a Chinese state owned construction company seeking an injunction in the High Court in London to prevent a call on a bond;
  • advising a Qatari government oil and gas supply company in respect of the termination of a contract and stranding of assets following the outbreak of war in Yemen; and
  • advising a middle eastern oil and gas drilling company in relation to the collapse of an offshore platform during its warranty period following a punch through incident.

Nick has also lectured on the Construction Law and Arbitration Masters course at Leeds Metropolitan University.